SOURCE: Ruckus Wireless

May 05, 2008 08:00 ET

Ruckus Wireless Opens Offices in India; Partners With Dell

Wi-Fi Technology Innovator Aligns With Dell to Get Smart Wi-Fi in the Hands of Corporate Customers Throughout the Region

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Ruckus Wireless, a next-generation Wi-Fi company credited with pioneering "Smart Wi-Fi" technology, announced today that it has launched its India operations, headquartered in Bangalore, to deliver its award-winning Smart Wi-Fi solutions to businesses and service providers throughout the country.

Ruckus has also formed a partnership with Dell in India, which is providing Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart wireless LANs to its corporate customers throughout India. The two companies will jointly market Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology and products to the software and peripherals, enterprise, healthcare, retail, education and hospitality industries, as well as to broadband operators delivering triple play (voice, video and data) services to consumers and businesses.

"India is a hyper-growth market for technology and represents a significant market opportunity for us," said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. "Our relationship with Dell in the region enables us to hit the ground running with a unique solution that fulfills a pressing need -- reliable, easy-to-deploy Wi-Fi networks."

India's Wi-Fi market is expected to grow from approximately $260 million in 2008 to nearly $900 million by 2011 (source: Tonse Telecom, 2008) with rapid adoption of the technology in schools, hospitals and medical facilities, hotels and other public venues, as well as within small and mid-sized businesses, large corporate environments and in homes in both rural and urban areas.

"Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi is already proven around the globe as a powerful, dependable technology for mobilizing businesses and giving consumers access to content and services no matter where they are," said Nitin Bawankule, Director of Software and Peripherals for Dell's Business Solutions Division. "Cost effective and convenient to deploy, our corporate customers in India will benefit greatly from the wire-like reliability and superior performance that Smart Wi-Fi enables."

"Wi-Fi offers tremendous social and economic benefits, from running smart business to providing medical treatment remotely, delivering distance education, or distributing entertainment content to the home -- all across a wireless connection. Our Smart Wi-Fi solutions offer unparalleled reliability and coverage with built in interference avoidance and quality of service to improve the user's experience and allow them to be more productive," said Sudarshan Boosupalli, General Manager - India Operations, Ruckus Wireless.

Smart Wi-Fi: Extending Range and Reliability of 802.11 Networks

Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi is a new approach to solving two painful Wi-Fi problems: range and reliability. Unlike any other Wi-Fi systems available today, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi uniquely adapts in real-time to environmental problems, such as obstructions or interference that degrade Wi-Fi performance and coverage.

Smart Wi-Fi constantly learns the Wi-Fi environment and automatically steers signals around problem areas, onto the best performing signal path. This ensures the highest performing and most consistent connections for Wi-Fi users wherever they roam. Already installed in hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses around the world, Ruckus's smart antenna technology is proven to extend Wi-Fi range, eliminate dead spots and deliver multimedia-capable performance.

The technology features a software controlled antenna array called BeamFlex that reconfigures itself in real-time to use the optimum signal path. Automatically directing Wi-Fi signals towards the user and away from interference, BeamFlex obviates the need for extensive RF planning and meticulous AP placement in an enterprise deployment.

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