Cable-Tec Expo: Suddenlink, Arris Make a WiFi Connection

Arris said Suddenlink Communications has tapped the vendor's service provider-focused WiFi solution to bring “carrier-grade” wireless connectivity to  commercial customers throughout the MSO’s 17-state area.

Arris’s carrier WiFi platform is comprised of the Aptilo Service Management Platform, Benu Networks Mobile Edge Gateway and Ruckus Wireless ZoneFlex access points and SmartZone controller. The platform will allow seamless handoffs between WiFi hotspots, Arris said.

"Our customers are always looking for new ways to stay ahead of their end users' demands and tap into new vertical markets,” said Tom McLaughlin, SVP of sales, Americas at Arris, in a statement. "Our unique expertise and solutions for commercial Wi-Fi deployments give operators like Suddenlink the ability to succeed in the market with fewer risks and greater scale."

Suddenlink has more than 1.5 million residential and commercial customers.