Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ruckus Wireless Supplies Muni Wi-Fi for

Chongqing Telecom, a unit of China Telecom, has selected Ruckus Wireless' Smart Wi-Fi products and technology for a large-scale, citywide deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots supporting an innovative new service called Tianyi Broadband.

Chongqing Telecom has now deployed over 4,000 Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points (APs) along with ZoneDirector WLAN controllers across the city. The Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi APs now cover hundreds of hot zones within five districts and have been installed in a wide range of locations spanning from universities to restaurants, office buildings to shopping centers and public venues.

"It's very clear that smarter Wi-Fi has now become a strategic imperative by Tier 1 carriers around the world to deal with the Mobile Internet," said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. "Chongqing Telecom is widely viewed as a leader in their use and deployment of Smart Wi-Fi to deal with the explosion of dual-band devices that are consuming and generating huge amounts of data traffic. Operators like Chongqing are quickly recognizing the need for carrier-class Wi-Fi solutions designed for this specific purpose."

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