Ruckus Wireless opens R&D centre in Bangalore


Telecom Lead Team:
Ruckus Wireless, a provider of
Wi-Fi equipment solutions, announced the opening of a new R&D centre in
Bangalore, India.


Its new
R&D centre in Bangalore will boost Ruckus’ capabilities to develop new
technologies to serve the mobile Internet infrastructure market


development centre’s focus is to expand capabilities, adding further expertise
and integrating new wireless technologies with mobile core networks through a
scalable, cost-effective solution.


The new Bangalore operations will be the company’s first development centre in
India, joining the company’s four other R&D centers in Taiwan (Taipei),
China (Shenzhen), Israel (TelAviv), and California (Sunnyvale).


The Mobile Internet is driving fundamental change within the telecom industry.
Integrating Wi-Fi into cellular networks has become the most popular and
cost-effective way to relieve capacity pressures being felt by providers around
the world from a deluge of data traffic the likes of which we have never seen
before,” said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless.


The opening of Ruckus Bangalore development centre provides the company an edge
to accelerate the development of core technologies to integrate Wi-Fi into
mobile operators’ mobile data core networks.


Ruckus is
conducting trials of its advanced Wi-Fi systems with a number of telecom
operators in India, according to an official release.


Ruckus employs 50 people in its Bangalore development centre and plans to expand
this workforce by more than 50 percent by the end of this year. The new 23,000
square foot state-of-the-art facility will house over 100 employees.


The new
facility will accommodate state of the art design and testing capabilities for
the development of Wi-Fi to mobile data packet core internetworking solutions,
including simulation and scalability test capabilities.


Recently, Ruckus Wireless said it is planning to introduce cost effective Wi-Fi products
aimed at enterprises in India. The price of new products will be at least 10-20
percent less than the current range. Though these Wi-Fi products will be
available globally, its main target market will be India.

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