Global Reach and Ruckus Wireless Win 2013 Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award
Joint Project to Provide Smarter, High Capacity Wi-Fi along the River Thames Commended by Judges in Prestigious Industry Competition
LONDON and SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — 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(TM) 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 monetization 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.
ABOUT GLOBAL REACH TECHNOLOGY
Headquartered in London, UK, Global Reach Technology is a leading provider of carrier grade public and private Wi-Fi across the UK. It has developed world leading software technology for providing secure fully managed Wi-Fi access across existing or new wireless infrastructures. Our versatile approach allows service providers and enterprises to swiftly roll out customised wireless or wired networks. Global Reach’s customers include some of the largest UK Telecom companies, Transport for London and Birmingham airport. We provide white label solutions for airports, shopping centres, hospitals, universities, stadiums and retailers as well as other key transportation hubs. Along with Wi-Fi network deployments in UK, USA, Scandinavia, Spain and Asia, Global Reach provides a number of additional services including management of digital screens, IPCCTV, all run over the same controlled platform in real time.
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 approximately 24,400 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, ensuring 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.
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