LONDON and SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Ruckus
Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) today announced that Global Reach Technology Ltd., an innovative
supplier of Wi-Fi, cloud- and IP-based policy management services, has selected its ZoneFlex&trade Smart
Wi-Fi system for a number of high profile Wi-Fi projects in the UK that address the explosive demand
for reliable, high-speed data access in densely trafficked areas around the city.
Global Reach has deployed carrier-grade Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi indoor and outdoor ZoneFlex products
for its public hotspot infrastructure along 44km (27 miles) of the River Thames and onboard Thames
Clippers London River Ferries to support more than 30 million people accessing the river each year. In
addition to providing public Wi-Fi access through its own Thames Wi-Fi hot zone branded service,
planned for Q1 2013, Global Reach is leveraging its high capacity infrastructure to offer wholesale and
international roaming services across the 27 miles of river coverage.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) gives public Wi-Fi access free of charge to all its BT Broadband
subscribers via the white-labeled Global Reach service to the Thames River network, while the
Transport for London (TFL) authority is using the Wi-Fi infrastructure for private services such as
real-time location-based information, tracking boats, network monitoring, timetables, CCTV
surveillance and other services.