SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS)today announced that it has been selected by MWEB, one of South Africa’s largest Internet service providers (ISP), to supply its Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology to support a new nationwide wireless broadband public access service, as well as managed enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) services to businesses that exploit its vast fiber broadband service available throughout South Africa.
Owned by MultiChoice South Africa, a subsidiary of media conglomerate Naspers, MWEB has installed over 5,000 indoor and outdoor Ruckus ZoneFlex™ dual-band Smart Wi-Fi access points (APs), including ZoneFlex 7782 outdoor, and ZoneFlex 7982 and ZoneFlex 7055 indoor APs, throughout South Africa. MWEB has installed Ruckus access points within high-density indoor locations such as malls, hotels, restaurants, hospitals and other public venues, with plans to deploy more than 15,000 more over the next 12 to 18 months. MWEB will operate 150 Wi-Fi Zones by the end of March 2014 using Ruckus products, offering dual-band Wi-Fi access, with plans to increase to over 500 sites by the end of 2016.
MWEB chose Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi because it offers superior, high-performance Wi-Fi, especially in dense urban environments and public spaces, which is enabling MWEB to achieve its strategy.
nasimson, User Rank: Light Sabre 2/23/2014 | 9:28:17 AM
Re: WiFi, Ruckus and Google Fiber @smkinoshita:
I can see the point you are making here. Connected neighborhoods make so much sense. Its digital equivalent of building community roads or establishing post office/post man network in all neighborhoods.
Its one of things about which our future generations will wonder how their parents lived without!
smkinoshita, User Rank: Light Sabre 2/20/2014 | 11:41:30 AM
WiFi, Ruckus and Google Fiber For some reason, this story reminds me of Google Fiber. I think it has to do with the pragmatic way the Ruckus WiFi is being deployed and the fact that Google Fiber requires the city to work with Google to streamline the process.
I hope to see more stories like this in the future. I think we all benefit from greater connectivity, despite the 1st World Problems downsides.
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