Telecom Lead China: Ruckus Wireless, a provider of Wi-Fi
equipment solutions, has announced that its Smart Wi-Fi products and technology
are being deployed by colleges and universities throughout China.
Ruckus Wireless’ Smart Wi-Fi products will deliver
ultra-reliable, low-cost, high-speed mobile broadband services to hundreds of
thousands of students and staff of these universities throughout China.
Guangxi Unicom, a unit of China Unicom, has selected
Ruckus to use its range of Smart Wi-Fi products and technologies to deliver
public broadband access across eight universities and colleges in Guangxi
Additionally, China’s Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU)
has selected Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi to construct a massive, multi-campus wireless
infrastructure to support more than 50,000 students and staff.
The largest university campus Wi-Fi network in western
China at Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU) is built with more than 1,200 Ruckus
ZoneFlex access points and five ZoneDirector 3000 WLAN controllers.
After several rounds of competitive Wi-Fi testing,
Ruckus’s Smart Wi-Fi access points (APs) were selected,” Yu Weisheng, deputy
director of networks information center at SNNU.
With the new Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi infrastructure, more than
100,000 students and teaching staff will now have reliable and high-speed
wireless access to online services for academic usage at various indoor and
outdoor locations, the company said.
“China has been accelerating its investments in
higher education through the use of new wireless technology to improve the
quality of learning. The nation sees education essential to increasing its
competitiveness and vital to sustaining the rapid growth of its economy,”
said Louis Au, VP of APAC at Ruckus Wireless.
Over 400 Ruckus ZoneFlex outdoor access points (APs) and
80 Ruckus ZoneFlex wireless bridges are being deployed across eight university
campuses in the province, covering an area of over 2,000 acres.
The Ruckus solution being deployed by Guangxi Unicom
includes outdoor mesh APs, indoor Wi-Fi gateways, long-range, high-speed
wireless bridges for backhauling, and system-wide network management.
Recently, Ruckus Wireless and its integration partner SmartWave Technologies were selected
by the City of San Jose to supply advanced Wi-Fi products and
services for a new public Wi-Fi network initiative.