Topway and Ruckus Wireless Partner to Bring Smarter Wi-Fi Access to One of China’s Largest Cities

Massive Wireless Network Deployment in Shenzhen Delivers Fast and Reliable Wi-Fi Access Services to Millions of Users in One of China’s Most Successful Economic Zones

SUNNVYALE, CA and BEIJING, CN – February 9, 2015 – Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today a partnership with Shenzhen Topway Video Communication Co., Ltd. (Topway Video) to build and deploy a massive Smart Wi-Fi Municipal Area Network (MAN) across Shenzhen in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Shenzhen, China’s fifth largest city with over 10 million people, is located in the south of Southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Topway Video is the largest broadband service and multimedia content provider in Shenzhen. As of August 15, 2014, it had 1,117,300 cable digital TV user terminals, 470,000 HD interactive TV user terminals, and 217,600 cable broadband subscription users.

Tweet this As the first and one of its most successful Special Economic Zones (SEZs), established as part of China’s “reform and opening” policy of 1979, Shenzhen is an important economic and financial center of China, as well as a center of high-tech R&D and manufacturing, and is home to many world-renowned enterprises.

The wireless deployment project in Shenzhen is part of the growing, global trend to create Smart cities using state-of-the-art communications technology that both improves municipal operations and services, and enhances the way of life for visitors and residents in urban environments.

Topway Video is deploying Ruckus ZoneFlex™ indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points (APs) in major retail stores, restaurants, hospitals, public transport stations, neighborhood communities, public streets and many other indoor and outdoor public venues throughout Shenzhen.

The new Smart Wi-Fi infrastructure enables millions of Shenzhen residents and visitors access to free, high-performance Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi in public service areas such as hospital waiting areas and Shenzhen’s high-speed railway station. In addition, subscribers to Topway Video’s cable service will now have more reliable Wi-Fi access in public venues throughout Shenzhen via digital devices such as smartphones and tablets.

For carrier-class management, the Ruckus SmartCell™ Gateway (SCG) 200 WLAN controller seamlessly integrates Topway Video’s Wi-Fi traffic into cellular operators’ core networks, thereby providing multiple streaming solutions. Topway Video is also using the Ruckus SmartCell Insight (SCI) intelligent analysis platform to gather essential real-time analytics on the use of the Smart Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Topway Video selected Ruckus as their equipment supplier for the Shenzhen Topway wireless network project due to the success of Ruckus in deploying Wi-Fi across other cities around the world, including the use of advanced carrier-class Smart Wi-Fi technology that provides better signal strength, coverage, penetration into buildings at higher data rates and reliability. Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi automatically mitigates radio frequency (RF) interference within constantly changing environmental conditions.

Fu Dali, general manager of Topway Video’s Broadband Division, explains, “Ruckus products can serve simultaneous video streams in high density environments, bringing Topway Video customers a high-speed wireless broadband experience wherever they go and allowing them to enjoy our content wherever they are. Finally, from an operational and management perspective, Ruckus SmartCell Insight brings a great level of convenience to our Wi-Fi management team. Making use of the intelligent analysis of big data for network usage it provides, we have increased the efficiency of our network service, and optimized our deployment plans, effectively reducing our capex and personal costs.”

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ABOUT SHENZHEN TOPWAY VIDEO COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.

Shenzhen Topway Video Communication Co., Ltd. is a Shenzhen TV station and joint-stock enterprise, with registered capital of 200 million RMB. As a driving force of Shenzhen’s information industry, Topway Video is primarily responsible for the construction, development, operation and management of the cable television network, as well as the reception and transmission of cable TV programs. The core businesses of the company are transmitting video information and carrying out online multifunction service, and it is gradually developing into a modern enterprise featuring scientific management, scale business and diversified industry. “Sui shen kan”, its value-added wireless broadband service, aims to enable subscribers to watch subscribed television channels on smart mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices over a Wi-Fi network. For more information, please visit the website: www.topway.com.cn.

ABOUT RUCKUS WIRELESS

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The Company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has over 44,000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit http://www.ruckuswireless.com.

Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless, SmartCell, and ZoneFlex are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other product or company names may be trademarks of their respective owners.