Sun Global Broadband brings super long-range Wi-Fi services to Hawaii

Casa Systems, a worldwide provider of next-generation distributed and virtualized architectures in mobile, fixed broadband and cable access networks, has announced that Sun Global Broadband LLC (SGB), a neutral host provider in Hawaii, is using Casa´s Axyomâ„¢Wireless Access Gateway (WAG) to provide advanced user policy control and management for SGB´s island-wide, long-range Wi-Fi network buildout for Smart City applications, the company said.

The solution enables SGB partners, such as wireless service providers and tourism companies, to offer differentiated, revenue-generating Wi-Fi services to their customers.

Using Casa´s Axyom WAG, SGB´s network automatically authenticates customers on the network — without requiring a special key or login — and ensures they remain connected throughout the entire Wi-Fi coverage area. Unlike controller-based solutions, which can be operationally complex, the simplicity and flexibility of Casa´s software-based WAG allows SGB to easily isolate different user groups and device types on the network and to set, manage and enforce different sets of policies across and within those groups.

SGB´s long-range Wi-Fi network will provide high-performance and availability for services such as HD video streaming, VoWiFi and Smart City applications. Phase 1 of the island-wide project, which includes outdoor network coverage in the Diamond Head, Waikiki, Ala Moana and Ward Village areas on Oahu, is now complete. SGB also has agreements to aggregate indoor Wi-Fi with major venues and businesses around the island.

Casa´s Axyomâ„¢ WAG is an access point independent virtualized gateway that provides intelligent data plane management and processing. It combines virtualization and policy — shifting key functions away from CPE onto a data center appliance or to the cloud — enabling mass customization of the Wi-Fi experience and to more monetization opportunities and faster service generation.

Sun Global Broadband and its Asian/US partners designed this network for multi-country, single sign-on capabilities for the international visitor industry and Smart City. With comprehensive studies on Pacific Rim and Hawaiian and Indigenous cultures, this network focuses on travelers´ preferences from Asia, Pacific Rim, and the US. Specialized software, supporting multiple languages over a private network, will provide travel and location-based applications for cultural exchange between international travelers, Hawaii businesses, the Hawaiian community, Asia, and North American networks.

Casa Systems, Inc. is a provider of next-generation ultra broadband distributed and virtualized architectures in mobile, fixed telecom and cable networks. As the original supplier of commercially deployed CCAP systems that deliver voice, video, and data over a single port, Casa continues a tradition that brings edge solutions to hundreds of service providers around the world.