Ruckus Wireless' new Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service (SAMS) shifts local network infrastructure--such as WLAN controllers, authentication servers, captive portals, advertising engines and content filtering--into the cloud, a move the company claims will enable businesses to more quickly and easily roll out public Wi-Fi hotspots.
While Ruckus Wireless saw its fourth-quarter revenue jump 17.5 percent to $73 million, the Wi-Fi technology vendor, whose customers include Time Warner Cable, said most of its deployments in Q4 were overseas.
Indoor positioning technologies and related location-based services (LBS) will be a major topic of discussion at the 2014 Mobile World Congress later this month, and the market outlook is pointing to significant growth opportunities.
The city of San Francisco rolled out a free, public Wi-Fi network across three miles in its famous Market Street corridor, using more than a half million dollars' worth of equipment contributed by Ruckus Wireless.
In a terse announcement, Wi-Fi services provider Ruckus Wireless disclosed that it acquired privately held indoor-positioning company YFind Technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Time Warner Cable and Cablevision said Tuesday that they launched Wi-Fi service in 32 public parks in New York City.
Time Warner Cable said Friday that it installed more than 1,000 mobile Wi-Fi hotspots on a fleet of food trucks in New York to promote its sponsorship of Major League Baseball's All-Star Week.
A federation of almost two dozen companies and organizations--including Microsoft, InterDigital and Ruckus Wireless--formed the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) in hopes of influencing telecommunications regulators to support TV white space (TVWS) technology and spectrum sharing.
Ruckus Wireless is launching a new Wi-Fi access point that supports DOCSIS-3.0 as well as similar data over cable service standards for Europe and Japan. The company said the new access point will make the outdoor user experience better and will improve high-density applications.
Ruckus Wireless said its Wi-Fi infrastructure underlies Global Reach Technology's River Thames Wi-Fi hotzone network, which provides wholesale and international roaming services in London and will be used for Global Reach's own planned retail public-access Wi-Fi service.