Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is deploying an island-wide carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution in partnership with manufacturer Ruckus Wireless and vendor Alepo. Combining Ruckus ‘ZoneFlex’ indoor and outdoor access points – centrally managed with two Ruckus SmartCell Gateways – with Alepo BSS/OSS software, SLT plans to introduce multiple Wi-Fi product offers to its customers. These include: single-use pre-paid services, bundled subscriptions for existing broadband customers, automated offload for mobile users, and partnerships with external providers for roaming and wholesale. The deployment follows successful interoperability testing which SLT conducted earlier this year with Alepo and Ruckus.
SLT Group CEO Dileepa Wijesundera commented: ‘With our extensive country-wide fibre-optic network, we are able to provide the end-to-end infrastructure required, delivering carrier-grade Wi-Fi to business locations as well as crowd-sourcing public places … We are aiming to adopt an aggressive expansion strategy for this solution, and already have a pipeline of additional retail sites that we will be launching very soon.’