Ruckus Wireless Partners with Boingo on Smart Wi-Fi Deployment for U.S. Military Bases
SUNNYVALE, CA – May 27, 2014 – Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that Boingo Wireless, the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, is deploying thousands of its indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points across dozens of United States Army, Air Force and Marine Corps bases.
The new Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi infrastructure is being deployed by Boingo to deliver reliable high-speed broadband Internet access for U.S. military service members stationed on the bases. The Smart Wi-Fi equipment is being used to support a wide range of onsite, IP-based applications such as social networking, gaming, voice over IP (VoIP), and streaming online videos.
Boingo’s managed wireless network design for military bases will utilize centrally managed Ruckus ZoneFlex™ 7372 and new ZoneFlex R300 dual-band Wi-Fi access points (APs), which include patented Smart Wi-Fi technology that extends the range and increases the reliability of signals in difficult environments.
“With myriad obstacles and thick concrete walls within a constantly changing environment, both indoors and out, military bases can be a challenging setting for delivering reliable high-speed wireless access,” said Marc Patterson, vice president, product management for Boingo Wireless. “We found Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology to be ideally suited for tackling these challenges by providing extended Wi-Fi coverage and signals that adapt within these changing environments.”
Boingo is currently deploying Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology at Marine Corps, Army and Air Force bases across the United States, with Boingo Broadband and IPTV service going live as each base installation is completed.
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