Sunday, September 16, 2007

SingTel Deploys Ruckus for In-Home Wi-Fi Distribution of "mio" IPTV

SingTel has selected Ruckus Wireless to supply its "MediaFlex" Smart Wi-Fi system to enable reliable in-home wireless distribution of its new "mio TV" (IPTV) service. SingTel has standardized on the Ruckus MediaFlex 802.11g Smart Wi-Fi system as their in-home wireless distribution option. It is providing the Ruckus MediaFlex system to installers and offering it to Singapore subscribers as an option to connect televisions throughout the home to its IPTV service without disruptive wiring.

SingTel estimates that approximately 70 percent of all subscribers who initially request having their homes wired with Ethernet change their mind to a non-wired option when the installer arrives. Singapore has over 1.4 million households with 2.02 televisions per household. SingTel is the market share leader for broadband services with over 380,000 subscribers.