LONDON and SUNNYVALE, CA — June 4, 2013 —Global Reach Technology Ltd., an innovative software supplier of Wi-Fi, cloud- and IP-based policy management services and Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS), a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market, have been announced as a 2013 Global Telecoms Business Innovation award winner in the wireless network infrastructure innovation category.
The joint project involving Global Reach and Ruckus, which provides high-speed wireless services to users along the River Thames, was recognised by the Global Telecoms Business judges as an outstanding project that delivers smarter, high capacity Wi-Fi to users.
Global Reach has deployed their advanced Policy Management software solution together with carrier-grade Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi ZoneFlex™ products for its hotspot infrastructure, along 27 miles of the River Thames and onboard Thames Clippers London River Ferries, to support more than 30 million people accessing the river each year. The Global Reach network operation centers provide centralised administration and remote management of the Wi-Fi service. The project addresses the explosive demand for reliable, high-speed data access in densely trafficked areas around the city, providing one of the world’s largest outdoor mesh networks along a key transport route through the UK’s capital.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) and the Transport for London (TFL) authority have already begun using the Wi-Fi infrastructure.
“This award recognizes our commitment to and ongoing success in delivering smarter, high capacity carrier-grade Wi-Fi infrastructure at a much lower cost, and reducing the time to market for service providers and enterprise customers,” said Nigel Wesley, CEO of Global Reach Technology. “It allows them to focus on monetisation and bring increased value to the subscriber experience.”
Wesley continued, “With its adaptive antenna technology and high-capacity designs, Ruckus has clearly differentiated itself by delivering one of the most reliable, high-performance systems on the market that are distinctly designed for carriers. We have seen a significant increase in signal strength using their Smart Wi-Fi APs, as well as the number of concurrent users and sessions we are able to support at any one given time.”
Other joint projects in the UK involving Global Reach and Ruckus Wireless include citywide Wi-Fi networks through Virgin Media Business that serve local businesses, residents and visitors in Leeds and Bradford.
Rob Mustarde, VP of Worldwide Marketing at Ruckus Wireless, said, “The carrier market requires a new class of Wi-Fi built for capacity and reliability. Ruckus has clearly innovated in these areas, and winning this prestigious industry award with Global Reach for the River Thames deployment is further proof of that.”
The Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards, established in 2007, recognize innovative projects in the telecommunications industry globally, involving service providers and their technology suppliers.
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