Ruckus Wireless bags Wi-Fi contract from City of San Jose

Telecom Lead America: Ruckus Wireless and its
integration partner SmartWave Technologies have been selected by
the City of San Jose to supply advanced Wi-Fi products and services
for a new public Wi-Fi network initiative.


The new outdoor Wi-Fi network is being deployed in dozens
of downtown locations and will cover San Jose’s business
district. The deployment will allow the city to offer free high-speed
Wi-Fi services. The new high-speed network will be capable of supporting tens
of thousands of simultaneous users and hundreds of terabytes of aggregate


“We are seeing a huge resurgence around the country
and the world for more reliable public and managed Wi-Fi services for business,
to satisfy an exploding population of users now armed with multiple smart
devices. These carrier-class Wi-Fi networks are becoming instrumental for
offloading mobile data traffic from cellular networks and giving users a much
more satisfying online experience,” said Selina Lo, president and CEO
of Ruckus Wireless.


In addition, the City of San Jose’s new Wi-Fi
network will now be able to support new applications such as high-definition
video, parking meters and digital parking guidance signs, video surveillance,
and traffic signaling.


The network will also play a key role in offloading
mobile data traffic from congested cellular networks and will be used to
backhaul data traffic to the Internet.


“As the world’s leading technology center, we strive
to connect those who live, work and visit San Jose with the latest
and most advanced technologies that Silicon Valley has to offer,”
said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed.


Ruckus Wireless announced that the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York
standardized on the Ruckus Wi-Fi wall switch to address explosive
demand for IP-based services and wireless capacity.


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