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Large-scale municipal Hotspot 2.0 service allows visitors and residents to automatically and securely connect to and roam using San Jose and San Francisco free WiFi services.

San Fran Starts the Hotspot 2.0 Ruckus

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) today announced a major initiative with the City and County of San Francisco, the City of San José, CA and Global Reach Technology to create the first large-scale municipal Hotspot 2.0 service that allows millions of visitors and residents to automatically and securely connect to and seamlessly roam using San José and San Francisco free Wi-Fi services. The new Hotspot 2.0 service is now live and operational.

An innovative approach to providing public Wi-Fi access, Hotspot 2.0 is a new technology specification developed by members of the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) that radically simplifies and automates how users securely connect to and roam between Wi-Fi networks without requiring users to manually select a network or sign-on.

Leveraging new Hotspot 2.0 technology, users in San Francisco and San José now can enjoy seamless and secure Wi-Fi data connectivity that mirrors today’s cellular experience, with the added benefit of working on Wi-Fi-only devices such as tablets and laptops. The initial Bay Area Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 deployment supports Hotspot 2.0 enabled iOS 7 devices (iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPad 3, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina, and iPod Touch 5th Gen) as well as Apple laptops running OS X Mavericks.

Ruckus Wireless Inc. (NYSE: RKUS)

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10/26/2014 | 12:37:50 PM
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The Hotspot 2.0 seems very exciting. Whats very good to see is that San Jose is also part of the deal. I was expecting New York or Chicago but not San Jose,

The results from this first-in-world experiment will be critically important for later deployments.
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