In the evening on August 30, 2016, Suning Summer Party 2016 kicked off fiercely at the performance of the song "Open Fire". The party was broadcast live via PPTV, and the online celebrity Joker Xue and club football player Alex Teixeira also appeared on the stage. The luxurious performance lineup made the site full to bursting. More than 20,000 people participated in the interaction and tens of thousands of people watched the live performance via network. As a long-term reliable partner of Suning, Ruijie wireless team joined hands with Suning again. By exploiting the experience in high-density network optimization for large conferences and utilizing the most advanced wireless APs in the industry, Ruijie wireless team made on-site audience interaction via apps and live broadcast free from network speed restraints, and let the audience share the "passion via network".

Suning Summer Party 2016

Suning Summer Party 2016

Ultimate Presentation, "Feng Shui Masters" Prior to Kick-off
Suning Summer Party is an important annual event of Suning. Sunning has held this party for 16 years. The party is not only a Suning internal review but also a window for the outside to witness Suning's innovations and achievements. After the opening dance, the president of Suning Corporation, Zhang Jindong, raised the first wave of climax with the song "Snares of Love".

Party with 5000 Participants in Suning Summer 2016

Party with 5000 Participants in Suning Summer 2016

Ruijie wireless network is closely linked to Suning Summer Party. Suning and Ruijie Network cooperated with each other again in 2016 after Suning selected Ruijie wireless solution to guaratee the party in 2015. In 2015, Ruijie utilized the powerful high-density wireless solution and excellent wireless APs to successfully accomplish a spotlighted grand party jointly with Sunning. The wireless experience at the party was highly praised by on-site media and users. It was reported that, in order to ensure full wireless signal coverage on site, Ruijie dispatched "Feng Shui masters" (Ruijie engineers) taking the "compass" (signal test tool) at an early time, to test and optimize wireless signals at each position and angle. These "Feng Shui masters" still came for Suning this year.

The auditorium was designed to accommodate more than 5000 seats for Suning Summer Party 2016. The wireless scenario was characterized by ultrahigh density, heavy load, high concurrency, and frequent roaming. It was not only an ultrahigh-density scenario but also a heavy-load and high-speed test. Although Ruijie wireless engineers are experienced in the deployment for such WLAN scenarios, the technical team still seriously dealt with the wireless coverage requirements for all directions, high speed, stability, and zero roaming. The latest wireless products, the strongest technical team, and the optimum deployment solution were provided to fully meet the challenge in Suning Summer Party 2016.

Extraordinary Optimization, Power Strength of Flagship Products
In the selection of wireless APs, Ruijie used RG-AP520(DA), which was especially designed for large conferences and venues. This 802.11ac-compliant AP uses built-in directional antennas as well as dual-radio dual-band design. It adopts dual spatial streams and provides the top access speed of 300 Mbps for the 2.4 GHz band and the top access speed of 867 Mbps for the 5.8 GHz band, totaling the top access speed is up to 1.167 Gbps.

Wireless Network Planning and Deployment Diagram  for Suning Summer Party 2016
Wireless Network Planning and Deployment Diagram for Suning Summer Party 2016

Based on the layout for Sunning Summer Party 2016, Ruijie deployed 65 RG-AP520(DA)s on site, among which 59 APs were densely deployed in the stand area and the other APs were used for surrounding coverage. Based on the experience of wireless network optimization for the last Suning Summer Party, engineers installed APs under the stands in the auditorium and fixed them to falseworks. These crossed metal falseworks imposed a great challenge to wireless signal quality.

Optimizing Wireless Signals via RG-AP520
Optimizing Wireless Signals via RG-AP520

For this, Ruijie wireless team used two high-performance wireless controllers RG-WS6812, deployed the Wireless Intelligent System (WIS), and utilized the 5G-preferred, signal orientation, stagged channels, and shortest-path access functions, to ensure the best effect for on-site Internet access and live broadcast by fully considering such important factors as wireless network security, RF control, mobile access, service quality guarantee, and seamless roaming.

Satisfactory Experience, Smooth Live Broadcast of Online Celebrity Shows
Suning Summer Party is an annual grand ceremony of Suning, which needs the most prevalent and fashionable technological elements to boost the atmosphere. There were 285 main and branch venues this year. Apart from the shows performed in the headquarters and regions in China, Suning employees in America, Japan, and Hong Kong also presented wonderful man-screen interactive shows. In addition, the live broadcast of various types of videos became a highlight of Suning Summer Party 2016, including the live broadcasts over PPTV, Suning.com, Online Celebrity, Suning Summer Party app, Microblog, and VR, etc.

Online celebrities used iPhone 6S for the live broadcast. For this, Ruijie grouped APs by area so that the wireless load and channel usage of each area was accurately displayed on the WIS. Ruijie also adopted the intelligent SSID hiding function, configured the AP to assign a separate 5G channel for the live shows, and made use of the roaming monitoring and intelligent navigation of the WIS, to ensure smooth live shows of online celebrities via mobile phones without frame freezing. The peak audience was close to 230,000. Ruijie also provided the content acceleration system PowerCacheX10E for the live broadcast over PPTV and Suning.com, to lead users to watch hot and fast videos, thereby alleviating the network egress pressure and ensuring smooth show playing for audience inside and outside the venues while improving user experience.

Super Wi-Fi, as Always, Wins Recognition Again
To achieve the best effect of the wireless network for the party, Ruijie dispatched the "best Super Wi-Fi construction guarantee team", who utilized the cutting-edge wireless network system and commercial data analysis method. This met Suning's high network requirements and was highly praised by the customers.

Super Wi-Fi Construction Guarantee Team for Suning Summer Party
Super Wi-Fi Construction Guarantee Team for Suning Summer Party

The person in charge of Suning expressed, "In this Suning Summer Party, we created a remarkable party with the partner. The wireless network at the venue worked smoothly. Ruijie team has worked with us for several times. Their dedication is highly appreciated. It is hoped that we both continue to keep tacit cooperation in the future, jointly explore more fields, and assist each other."