Ola Cabs deploys Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network
Ola Cabs has deployed a fast and reliable Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network to improve and grow its cab network in India. Ruckus Wireless is now part of Brocade.
Ola Cabs is an online cab aggregator, providing a range of cab services from economy to luxury travel, and has a network of over 200,000 cars across 85 cities. As Ola Cabs continued its growth in India, it needed to ensure it could on-board new cars as quickly as possible at its attachment centres. However, Ola’s employees were experiencing connectivity issues when trying to attach new cabs to the network using the legacy 3G cellular connection.
Ola Cabs reached out to 3in IT Solutions to find a solution that offered the performance, security, ease of management, coverage and reliability required to overcome the challenges in the cab attachment process.
Proof-of-concept tests were conducted using Ruckus Wireless and a competitor’s wireless access points (APs) to determine which performed better in the outdoor environment. Following the tests, Ola Cabs selected Ruckus Wireless, which is now a part of technology company Brocade Communications Systems.
Ola Cabs has deployed Ruckus ZoneFlex T301 dual-band 802.11ac outdoor APs across its outdoor cab attachment areas to support all the staff using tablets and laptops to log cab attachments. ZoneFlex T301 APs enable focused Wi-Fi coverage in the most challenging outdoor environments by mitigating interference and providing unmatched capacity and reliability, through the Ruckus patented BeamFlex technology.
Ola Cabs has also deployed the Ruckus ZoneDirector 1200 to centrally manage its Wi-Fi network. The ZoneDirector 1200 can be deployed and operated by non-wireless experts and installed quickly and easily. It has been specifically designed for SMEs with limited IT staff and budget, enabling them to create a robust and secure multimedia WLAN in a matter of minutes.