Wednesday, May 28, 2014

India's Reliance Jio Infocomm Selects DragonWave for LTE Backhaul

Reliance Jio Infocomm, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has selected DragonWave's packet microwave radio systems for its nationwide 4G/LTE network.



DragonWave will provide several thousand turnkey Horizon Compact+ links to support traffic backhaul from the LTE network. The deployment will also include services to be delivered by DragonWave’s Indian joint venture, DragonWave HFCL.  The first orders have been received for 5,000 links and related services.

DragonWave’s Horizon Compact+ was extensively tested by Reliance Jio and found acceptable for use as transport system for high capacity backhaul to support their upcoming 4G network. Horizon Compact+ uniquely offers a combination of 2048 QAM modulation together with the industry’s only bandwidth accelerator bulk compression capability, to deliver unsurpassed spectral efficiency.

“We are delighted that DragonWave products have been selected by Reliance Jio. This selection demonstrates DragonWave’s product leadership.  This is also DragonWave HFCL’s first major services win in India, showing our deployment capabilities have matured,” said Ram Raghavan, DragonWave HFCL CEO.

“We believe that the Horizon Compact+ radio brings considerable value in India where backhaul spectrum is both limited and expensive. We look forward to delivering un-paralleled spectral efficiency in our customer’s network,” said Peter Allen, DragonWave’s President and CEO. “These orders underpin and reinforce the momentum we discussed on our recent earnings conference call.”

http://www.dragonwaveinc.com


DragonWave video: Accelerating the Small Cell Market

Traffic growth and spectrum exhaustion will necessitate the further rollout of small cell networks. In this video, DragonWave discusses the key elements for successful small cell deployments, including:

0:23 - Building Blocks
1:46 - Performance Specs
2:30 - Spectrum
3:00 - Scalability for LTE-A
3:46 - Aesthetics
4:41 - Market timing

Presented by Peter Allen and Greg Friesen.


Telefónica Teams with Red Hat/Intel for NFV Reference Lab

Telefónica is working with Red Hat and Intel to create a virtual infrastructure management (VIM) platform based on open source software running on standard Intel-based servers.

Telefónica said this collaboration will become part of its recently created Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Reference Lab aimed at helping their ecosystem of partners and network equipment providers (NEPs) test and develop virtual network functions along with upper service orchestration layers.

Specifically, the NFV Reference Lab will be based on the following technologies:

  • Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, well-regarded for industry-leading performance and configuration options;
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, providing the tools needed to manage a large, dispersed pool of hypervisors and virtual machines, with a focus on automation and integration options; and
  • OpenFlow-enabled switching equipment.

”For NFV we need to avoid closed and non-interoperable environments, which would hamper its widespread adoption. For that purpose, we have launched the Network Functions Virtualisation Reference Lab, where Telefónica, along with key players from the industry, is working to enhance baseline virtualisation technologies from the open source community and contributing them back to the upstream community, to avoid technological fragmentation,” stated Enrique Algaba, Global CTO and Network Innovation and Virtualisation Director, Telefónica I+D.

“Red Hat is currently the leading contributor to the upstream Linux kernel, KVM, and OpenStack projects which create a foundation for NFV workloads. This deep experience in the open source community, along with Red Hat’s focus on performance, reliability and security, offers CSPs a unique value proposition. We’re thrilled to bring our technical expertise, community experience and product offerings including Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to the collaboration with Telefónica and Intel to help CSPs reap the benefits of NFV first hand,” said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization and OpenStack, Red Hat.

“By applying our experience of cloud technologies and business models along with our server and virtualization technology leadership to NFV applications, Intel aims to improve total cost of ownership and reduce time-to-market for applications for service providers, Through our work with Telefonica and Red Hat on this new lab, we will enable a broader ecosystem of developers that will accelerate the commercial availability of NFV solutions,” said Rose Schooler, vice president and general manager, Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group, Intel.

http://pressoffice.telefonica.com/

  • At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, Telefónica unveiled UNICA -- it's end-to-end vision for virtualized network infrastructure for transforming the company into a "Digital Telco."  Telefónica described UNICA as a paradigm shift in the way networks are designed, installed, provisioned and managed.  Its first goal is to address the logical re-grouping of resources needed to deploy a new services via the new generation data centers it is building.  The idea is to use extremely efficient data centers to deploy platforms and telecommunication services faster than ever before. Telefónica will pursue an "Open Telco" model with a global network infrastructure on which multi-vendor platforms, features and services can be developed in standardized form. Telefónica also said that it believes the redesign of its network should be gradual and seamless and foresees an implementation start date of sometime in June 2014.  The company expects to have more than 30% of its new infrastructures managed in accordance with this model by 2016.
    At #MWC14, Telefónica demonstrated a few UNICA use cases, including the idea of multi-tenancy (where the same basic solution works for multiple organisations) or NaaS (Network as a Service), using pre-installed templates to deploy virtualised equipment in real time and with integrated resource management.

    In partnership with Huawei, Telefónica showed UNICA’s capabilities and performance requirements.

    In addition, Ericsson and Telefonica launched a joint R&D program focused on NFV and service provider SDN. The companies will define a joint view on how the transformation of networks should take place, sharing a common outlook on the order in which network functions will be virtualized and which applications are likely to give the most benefit.
  • In 2013, Telefónica inaugurated the first phase of its massive Alcalá Data Centre project outside of Madrid, which aims to be one of the largest Tier IV data centers in Europe and the world. The first phase, which is now operational, is a new building measuring 24,700 m2, with seven IT rooms covering an area of 682 m2 each. The complete project, which will progress gradually, will cover a total area of 65,700 m2 (over 700,000 square feet) and include a further 16 IT rooms, on a 78,400 m2 plot of land (the size of 8 football pitches). Telefónica said the new facility is key to transforming the company into one of the leading companies in the new digital world.  The data center will be home for the whole range of ICT services, from housing, infrastructures and cloud computing to full outsourcing of customer applications. It will also operate as Telefónica’s cloud services base for Europe and will house platforms for customers in Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Czech Republic.


Cyan Collaborates with Telefónica on NFV Architecture

Cyan is collaborating with Telefónica and Red Hat to develop a network functions virtualization (NFV) architecture to support the deterministic placement of virtualized network functions (VNFs).

Specifically, Cyan is delivering the NFV orchestrator that will make use of enhancements being made to OpenStack developed by Red Hat in close collaboration with Telefónica. Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN Platform uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack to orchestrate the deterministic placement of virtual network functions in the server infrastructure to maximize the performance of that VNF.

“Telefónica believes NFV is an important and transformative technology,” said Enrique Algaba, Network Innovation and Virtualisation Director at Telefónica I+D-Global CTO Unit. “We believe that the deterministic allocation of CPU, memory, I/O, and storage relative to a particular type of VNF is critical to delivering the predictable performance needed for telco-grade network functions. This new deterministic architecture transforms a generic cloud computing data center into a Telco Data Center capable of supporting NFV.”

http://www.cyaninc.com/

Huawei Announces Agile Data Center Cloud Connect Solution

Huawei introduced its Agile Data Center Cloud Connect Solution that ties together its CloudEngine series of data center switches, the Huawei Agile Controller and cloud applications.

The solution, which was launched at the Huawei Network Congress 2014 (HNC) held in Beijing this week, helps IT administrators to provision network resources.

Each type of service can be represented by an independent application profile. The Agile Controller is capable of interpreting three types of perspectives: the application profile perspective, the logical network perspective, and the physical network perspective. The Agile Controller automatically converts application profiles into the required logical networks, and delivers the associated configurations to physical network devices, allowing network resources to be dynamically migrated or adjusted on-demand and based on service requirements.

Huawei said it is actively building a cloud computing data center ecosystem. It Cloud Connect Solution connects to VMware’s vCloud cloud management platform and NSX network virtualization platform to provide automated network policy migration and VxLAN based hardware gateway solutions.

"In 2012, we launched the Cloud Fabric Data Center Solution and the industry's highest performance data center switches, the CE12800 series, allowing us to build scalable, virtualized, and open cloud data center networks for customers. To date, more than 360 global customers have implemented the Cloud Fabric solution and around 1,800 CE12800 switches have been deployed in cloud computing data centers", said Mr. Liu. "Today, we’ve introduced the Agile Data Center Cloud Connect Solution and we want to work with our partners to build a fully integrated cloud service system. The solution will integrate network, compute, and store resources in data centers to unify the virtual and physical network worlds, implementing multi-cloud connectivity and cloud-based network automation to make cloud computing simpler."

http://pr.huawei.com/en/news/hw-340353-ict.htm#.U4Z1EPldWP0


In May 2013, Huawei introduced its CE12816 CloudEngine (CE) switch for the data center core, boasting the a 64 Tbps total capacity.  The new switch uses Huawei's next-generation VRP8 software to deliver high-performance L2/L3 switching capabilities. Like all the switches in Huawei's Cloud Engine 12800 family, the CE12816 provides support for 1, 10, 40 and 100 GE connectivity. Densities supported on the CE12816 include up to 192*100GE, 384*40GE, or 1536*10GE line-speed ports.

The CloudEngine series provides high bandwidth of up to 2 Tbps per slot(scalable to 4 Tbps) and switching capacity of 64 Tbps.

Huawei's CloudEngine series incorporates a Cluster Switch System (CSS) feature to virtualize multiple switches into one logical switch, as well as the Virtual System (VS) feature to virtualize one switch into multiple independent logical devices. Huawei said its CSS and VS capabilities turn the network into a resource pool, allowing network resources to be allocated on demand.

The CloudEngine series also supports virtual machines by allowing network administrators to build large-scale Layer 2 networks with over 500 nodes based on TRILL, allowing for fast migration and flexible service deployment. Combined with the usage of the nCenter, network management system, the CloudEngine series is able to achieve over 10 times the virtual parallel processing capability of the industry average.

Ericsson Silicon Valley to Relocate to New Campus

Ericsson signed a long-term lease for a new campus in Santa Clara, California that will consolidate its operations in Silicon Valley.  The new Santa Clara Square facility, which is currently under construction by the Irvine Company, will include over 400,000 square feet of workspace for Ericsson in two buildings, located along the Great America/Bowers corridor at Highway 101.

Ericsson plans to move approximately 2,000 employees from its IP division in San Jose and its newly-acquired Mediaroom TV business in Mountain View to the new campus.

Per Borgklint, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Support Solutions for Ericsson said: "Ericsson's new campus unites our rapidly expanding Silicon Valley workforce and creates an environment that will inspire our employees and customers. So much of our research and development is built on internal and external collaboration. Together with our customers and partners, Ericsson is driving IP, TV and Media innovation, and accelerating development of the media enabled, interoperable and programmable network of tomorrow."

"Over the years, Ericsson's growing presence in Silicon Valley has significantly enhanced our ability to innovate and collaborate with our customers and partners in the region. With our new campus, we're accelerating Ericsson research, development and innovation even further," said Maya Strelar-Migotti, Vice President of Development Unit IP and Broadband and Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley is also a center for Ericsson innovation in TV and Media. As a leader in the convergence of IP, TV and Media, Ericsson is uniquely positioned to develop the technologies that will transform the television and video entertainment experiences seen by millions of people every day.

http://www.ericsson.com

Palo Alto Networks Hits Record Revenue of $151M, up 49%

Palo Alto Networks reported record quarterly revenue of $150.7 million for its Q3 ended 30-April-2014,  up 49% compared with $101.3 million for the same period in 2013. GAAP net loss for the fiscal third quarter was $139.1 million, or $1.86 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $7.3 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, in the fiscal third quarter of 2013.

"We reported record revenue in our third quarter driven by strong customer demand for our next-generation enterprise security platform. We achieved the highest rate of new customer acquisition in our history and now serve more than 17,000 customers globally to address their security needs and prevent increasingly sophisticated and complex cyber attacks from compromising an organization's critical assets," said Mark McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer of Palo Alto Networks. "We also announced this afternoon that we have reached a settlement with Juniper Networks of all litigation matters between us; this allows us to further focus our resources and time on our customers and growing our business."

"Year-over-year revenue growth of 49 percent was driven by our land, expand and retain model, as product, recurring subscription and support revenue all delivered substantial growth," said Steffan Tomlinson, chief financial officer of Palo Alto Networks. "Additionally, we continue to demonstrate the power of our hybrid SaaS model as gross margin and operating margin improved sequentially, and we generated $28.4 million of free cash flow in the quarter, bringing our fiscal year to date total to $83.2 million."

http://www.paloaltonetworks.com

Palo Alto Network to Pay $175M to Settle Lawsuit with Juniper

Palo Alto Networks has agreed to pay $175 million to Juniper Networks to settle patent litigation between the firms.  Under the terms of the settlement, Palo Alto Networks will make a one-time payment to Juniper Networks of $75 million in cash and $100 million in shares of common stock and warrants to purchase common stock. The companies have agreed to dismiss all patent litigation pending in Delaware and California.

"Juniper Networks initiated this litigation in order to protect our intellectual property and investment in innovation that is reflected in our leading security products," said Mitchell Gaynor, executive vice president and general counsel, Juniper Networks. "This settlement fully achieves those objectives, and we are very pleased with this resolution."

http://www.juniper.net
https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/


  • Palo Alto Networks was founded by Nir Zuk (CTO), Rajiv Batra (VP of Engineering) and Yuming Mao (Chief Architect). Zuk was previously CTO at NetScreen Technologies, which was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004. Prior to NetScreen, Nir was co-founder and CTO at OneSecure, a pioneer in intrusion prevention and detection appliances. Nir was also a principal engineer at Check Point Software Technologies and was one of the developers of stateful inspection technology.  Batra previously was the Vice President of Engineering at Peribit, which was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2005. He also co-founded VitalSigns Software and served as Vice President of Engineering at Bay Networks. Mao previously was Chief Architect and a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, which he joined through the NetScreen Technologies acquisition. At NetScreen, he was one of the initial engineering architects.

Canada's F6 Networks Deploys Packet/Optical with Ciena

F6 Networks is deploying Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking solutions to deliver 100G connectivity between Saint John and Fredericton, New Brunswick.

F6 Networks is building an open access, dark fibre network that provides broadband connectivity between Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States for public sector organizations, private enterprises, Internet services providers and wireless carriers.  The deployment features Ciena’s E-Suite family, including Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, Ciena’s Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE2.0-certified 5142 Service Aggregation Switches, and Ciena’s CE2.0-certified 3916 and 3930 Service Delivery Switches.

Ciena’s Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) will provide zero-touch provisioning, line-rate service activation testing, and remote troubleshooting – all of which help to reduce operating costs for F6 while improving user experience.

“To thrive in the global economy, Atlantic Canada must maintain a telecommunications infrastructure that is both world-class and cost-effective. F6 is part of a growing tech community striving to drive economic development, job creation and quality of life in the region and Ciena’s platforms position us to meet this goal," stated Eric Morin, chief technology officer, F6 Networks.

http://www.ciena.com
http://f6networks.ca

HP Debuts Private Cloud for Public Sector

HP Enterprise Services is building a secure private cloud solution designed for governments and public sector agencies.

HP said its new Helion Managed Private Cloud for Public Sector will offer a managed, dedicated private cloud that enables federal, state and local governments to implement a shared service model across multiple departments. The managed private cloud allows agencies to act as IT brokers by accessing a web-based portal to manage consumption and monitor resources, allowing charge back of costs to departments and business units.

It is designed to address the unique certification and regulatory compliance needs of the federal government, including the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMPSM) moderate impact level, FISMA high, HIPAA and the Defense Information System Agency Enterprise Cloud Service Broker (DISA ECSB) impact Level-5.

“With a robust hybrid portfolio of enterprise cloud services already in place for commercial clients, our priority has been making sure that they are available to meet government demands,” said Stacy Cleveland, director, Global Practices, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “HP Helion Managed Private Cloud for Public Sector allows defense, civilian and other organizations to easily adopt HP managed cloud solutions to increase business agility, innovation, and lower their IT costs.”

http://www.hp.com/govcloud

Matrixx Software Lands Investment from Telstra

MATRIXX Software, a start-up based in Mountain View, California developing a unified policy and charging solution for network operators, has received financial backing from Telstra Ventures.  Financial terms were not announced. Telstra Ventures was joined by existing investors Swisscom Ventures, Innovacom, Greylock Partners, Adams Street Partners and Tugboat Ventures in the round.

MATRIXX has developed new real-time technology designed for the intensive demands of the digital services environment. The company says its real-time charging, policy and analytics solutions can drive the transformation of a service provider’s business from traditional communications to digital services.

http://www.matrixx.com/


  • MATRIXX is headed by Dave Labuda, who previously co-founded Portal Software in 1994, creating the first real-time billing and revenue management solution for internet and communications service providers. Portal Software was acquired by Oracle in 2006. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

NTT DOCOMO Tests NVF with ALU, NEC & Cisco

NTT DOCOMO confirmed that it is working separately with three vendors — Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and NEC — and has completed proof-of-concept (PoC) trials verifying the feasibility of network functions virtualization (NFV). DOCOMO said it now aims to commercially deploy services utilizing a virtualized mobile network by the fiscal year ending in March 2016.

The PoC testing covered virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC) implementations. DOCOMO and each of the three vendors verified cutting-edge network control mechanisms, such as scalable user-data processing capability that can handle concentrated user traffic efficiently and improve service delivery stability by means of fast, automatic network-recovery techniques in the event of hardware failure.

"NFV is highly expected to change the ecosystem of network industries," said Seizo Onoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at DOCOMO. "But without a high degree of collaboration among the players, such hopes could end up like pie in the sky. Therefore, I am delighted that we have been successfully collaborating in PoC trials with the industry's leading vendors."

Sri Reddy, VP and GM of Alcatel-Lucent's SR Product Business Unit, joined by Dor Skuler, VP and GM of Alcatel-Lucent's CloudBand Business Unit, said: "It is an honor to work with DOCOMO in the development of the virtualization of core mobile technology. This project demonstrates an accelerated path to NFV commercial deployment that is leading the industry. Our CloudBand NFV Platform and virtualized EPC (vEPC) are open and multi-vendor, two characteristics that are essential in an NFV environment."

Kelly Ahuja, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobility Business Group of Cisco, said: "We would like to commend DOCOMO for their continued work on innovations in business and technology in mobile communications. We are delighted to collaborate with DOCOMO toward the realization of a virtualized mobile Internet architecture. It is exciting to see a world leader in mobile industry being fully committed to virtualization in their network architecture where and when it makes sense for their customers. "

Shunichiro Tejima, Executive Vice President of NEC, said: "NEC is honored to collaborate with DOCOMO in the trial of this virtual mobile core technology. With these tests, the companies have verified that virtualization platforms provide the functions required for NFV. NEC will continue to cooperate with DOCOMO and NFV industry partners by providing global solutions that contribute to the realization of advanced carrier networks that are flexible, fast and optimized for services."

https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/info/media_center/pr/2014/0527_01.html

Dimension Data Offers SDN Consulting Service

Dimension Data, the $6 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, introduced a Software-defined Networking (SDN) Development Model aimed at helping its enterprise customers update their infrastructured. Dimension Data's SDN Development Model features a consulting-led, facilitated workshop that will provide clients with a series of recommendations on how to implement an SDN program, and what specific actions to take to ensure its success.

"Software-defined networking is not just a trend, but an important shift that will drive significant changes in how networks are built and operated – and ultimately, the entire networking industry," said Rob Lopez, Dimension Data's Group Executive – Networking. "As an organization with a 31-year history of designing, architecting, deploying, maintaining and supporting network solutions and infrastructure, Dimension Data is uniquely positioned to educate our global clients about SDN. With the insights delivered through our Software-defined Networking Development Model, organizations will be in a strong position to move ahead with their SDN journey in a structured and coherent manner."

http://www.dimensiondata.com/Global/Technologies/Software-defined-networking


Small Cell Market Momentum, sponsored by Radisys

Small Cells offer the opportunity to radically improve the capacity of wireless networks in enterprises and urban networks.

This video,sponsored by Radisys, captures insights from leading players about what's driving the market interest in small cells. Speakers include:

Gordon Mansfield, Chairman, Small Cell Forum
Chris Kapuscinski, Marketing Manager, Small Cells, Alcatel-Lucent
Hannah Maurer Sibley, Head of Mobile Broadband, Ericsson
Chris Lee, Marketing Business Group, KT
Chuck Tato, Director, Product Marketing, Broadcom
Paul Senior, Director, Product Marketing, Airspan
Renuka Bhalerao, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Radisys

See video:  http://youtu.be/xDoBYm8OwSM


Video: Small Cell Viewpoints from Radisys

The market for small cells, led by early deployments in Korea, is now going global, says Renuka Bhalerao, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Radisys.  This video covers key trends in small cells, including:

1:07 - How will VoLTE impact the Small Cell market?
1:55 - Is it possible to support both TDD and FDD in the same Small Cell platform?
2:41 - What is the essential value proposition that Radisys delivers to its Small Cell customers?
3:44 - Do mobile operators sometimes have their own requirements for Small Cell equipment?
4:56  - Key technology partners for Small Cells?
5:40 - What can we learn from the massive Small Cell rollouts in Korea?
07:11 - Different solutions sets for Residential vs. Business Small Cells
07:47 - MWC2014 award with Airspan

See video:  http://youtu.be/2slBokkOHeQ


 

Successful Launch for EUTELSAT 3B by Sea Launch

The EUTELSAT 3B satellite was successfully launched from Sea Launch's ocean-based Odyssey platform using a Zenit-3SL rocket.

The EUTELSAT 3B satellite, which weighs 5,967 kilograms, operate three commercial payloads in the C, Ku and Ka bands. The satellite will enable Eutelsat to diversify its commercial response to Internet Service Providers, telcos, government agencies and broadcasters operating in Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. EUTELSAT 3B has a designed in-orbit lifetime exceeding 15 years.

This marks Sea Launch's first mission in 2014, its third for Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators,  and its 36th mission overall.

Michel de Rosen, Eutelsat Chairman and CEO, added “We are delighted to see EUTELSAT 3B on its way to 3 degrees East and thank Sea Launch and Energia for this flawless launch. EUTELSAT 3B will be a powerful asset to our in-orbit resources, enabling us to increase the operational flexibility and reach we provide customers in a vast service area spanning Brazil, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. ”

http://www.sea-launch.com/

Oklahoma-based Bolt Fiber Optic Services Picks ALU for GPON

Oklahoma-based Bolt Fiber Optic Services has selected Alcatel-Lucent to supply an end-to-end triple-play solution for delivering up to 1 Gbps broadband connectivity as well as voice over third-party VoIP service and television services to communities in rural northeastern Oklahoma.

The 1 gigabit service is expected to launch later this year. The network will use Alcatel-Lucent's 7360 Intelligent Services Access Manager, 5520 Access Management System, Triple Play Express and Video Systems Integration solutions.  Alcatel-Lucent is also the systems integrator for the project, providing end-to-end architecture, design, engineering and installation services and 3rd party solutions for the headend, OSS/BSS, fiber mapping, and Mediaroom middleware and software for IPTV services.

Bolt is a subsidiary of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, which serves 30,000 customers.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Boingo to Deliver Wi-Fi Services on Military Bases with Ruckus

Boingo Wireless is deploying thousands of Ruckus Wireless' indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points across dozens of United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps bases. Deployment is underway already at Marine Corps, Army and Air Force bases across the United States, with Boingo Broadband and IPTV service going live as each base installation is completed.

"With myriad obstacles and thick concrete walls within a constantly changing environment, both indoors and out, military bases can be a challenging setting for delivering reliable high-speed wireless access," said Marc Patterson, vice president, product management for Boingo Wireless. "We found Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology to be ideally suited for tackling these challenges by providing extended Wi-Fi coverage and signals that adapt within these changing environments."

http://www.boingo.com
http://www.ruckuswireless.com