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"If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.""Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.""I think they should lower their prices.""Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price.""The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba.""The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper.""Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want.""The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment."

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""The biggest adjustment improvement will come from a price adjustment because the price is quite high; it feels like premium pricing. I suggest shaving off 10 percent to 20 percent. That would help grow users and increase the number of clients."""We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki.""The price is reasonable.""The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with Ruckus, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best.""We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them.""This is a very expensive solution.""The price of Ruckus is about one third that of the similar Cisco solution.""The setup that I have at the moment does not require licensing, although I am not sure whether a bigger project will mean that I have to spend more."

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Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
Broadcom Wireless LAN Infrastructure
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Overview
Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.

Broadcom is a worldwide leader in SoC solutions for a wide range of wireless LAN infrastructure applications. Broadcom provides SoC solutions that serve retail, service provider gateways and enterprise access points over Wi-Fi.

Broadcom’s wireless LAN infrastructure portfolio includes a diverse range of solutions including CPU+wireless LAN 802.11 designs and products built around our market leading 5G Wi-Fi 11ac technology.

Broadcom’s wireless LAN infrastructure SoCs are used by leading OEMs that develop solutions that benefit home users, IT administrators, operators, service providers and telecom carriers.

The Virtual SmartZone Data Plane (vSZ-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance in a virtualized form factor. Made to work seamlessly with the Ruckus Virtual SmartZone Wireless LAN Controller (vSZ), the vSZ-D enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the vSZ-D in a centralized data center with the vSZ, or at specific venues in a distributed topology.
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Sample Customers
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
State Bank of India, Coty, Banese
American University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
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University28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization6%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider48%
Religious Institution8%
Educational Organization8%
Training & Coaching Company4%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise56%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Networks, Ruckus, Cisco and others in Wireless LAN. Updated: March 2021.
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Broadcom Wireless LAN is ranked 22nd in Wireless LAN while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 32 reviews. Broadcom Wireless LAN is rated 0.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". Broadcom Wireless LAN is most compared with , whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Fortinet FortiWLM, Aruba Instant and ExtremeCloud IQ.

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