Ruckus and Sprint CNS Team to Deliver Higher Capacity, Smarter Wi-Fi to
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6, 2013
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE:
RKUS) today announced that it is teaming with Sprint's (NYSE: S) Custom
Network Solutions (CNS) group to deliver enterprise, public sector and federal
customers nationwide its Smart Wi-Fi products and services as part of Sprint
CNS's in-building wireless data solutions portfolio.
Sprint CNS is expanding its suite of in-building mobile solutions with the
full complement of Ruckus indoor and outdoor Smart Wi-Fi products. Sprint's
Custom Network Solutions integrate all the hardware, software, network
transport and professional integration services needed to improve in-building
coverage and capacity for small, medium and large business customers.
Working together to initially tailor Custom Network Solutions to five key
vertical markets – hospitality, education, healthcare, retail and warehousing
– Sprint CNS and Ruckus have already begun providing managed Wi-Fi services to
organizations such as the Tri-Rivers Career Center (Marion, Ohio) and the
Dolton School District (Dolton, Ill.).
Mike Wellin, Technology Director-Tri-Rivers Career Center, has been heavily
involved in the installation and launch of the technology that began three
"We plan to expand the Ruckus footprint in our facility," said Wellin. "The
performance of the equipment is fantastic, and Sprint is a great ally. Its
skills were key to the project's success – that's what separated Sprint from
its competitors. The Sprint installation team is professional and efficient
and this collaboration is exactly what Tri-Rivers will need as we continue to
With Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi, Sprint CNS customers can expect greater user
productivity in-building through more reliable wireless connectivity, stronger
signals and extended Wi-Fi coverage. The combined solution is ideal for
challenging environments that experience erratic interference, high client
densities and constant user mobility.
"With Ruckus, we're expanding our in-building wireless portfolio in CNS with
proven carrier-class Wi-Fi technology at a time when reliable wireless
connectivity has never been more important," said Tim Donahue, vice
president-Solutions and International Sales, Sprint. "Given the unprecedented
importance that Wi-Fi now plays in a heterogeneous network topology, we want
to give our enterprise and public sector customers the best possible wireless
data experience in-building with products and technology purpose-built to
deliver reliable, carrier-grade wireless performance."
Sprint CNS and Ruckus will help meet growing customer requirements for higher
capacity, managed Wi-Fi solutions that support the explosion of smart devices
connecting to enterprise networks. The combined solution integrates
best-in-class, carrier-grade Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi with Sprint CNS's in-building
network capabilities in RF mitigation, deployment practices and on-going
project management and professional services. As part of the relationship,
Sprint CNS will deliver Ruckus products globally to meet customer demands for
increased capacity and mobility.
"Like Sprint, we see carrier-grade Smart Wi-Fi as an essential tool in today's
managed services arsenal," said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus
Wireless. "The combination of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi products and technology with
Sprint's long-standing success in delivering high-quality wireless services is
a compelling proposition for any enterprise looking to reduce costs and
simplify their network service environment."
Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi was developed for high-capacity, carrier-grade deployments.
Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi access points uniquely integrate patented technology to
focus, steer and extend Wi-Fi signals only where service is needed. This
enables greater numbers of concurrent users and increases the reliability and
range of Wi-Fi communications by allowing the system to constantly adapt to
Sprint CNS is a leader in providing enhanced in-building and campus-wide
network consulting, integration and fixed mobile convergence solutions. Sprint
designs, deploys and maintains wireless networks and mobility solutions that
deliver the productivity and efficiency of voice and data communications to
virtually anywhere a business and its employees need them. Sprint CNS offers
24/7 technical support and manages all stages of the customer-deployment
process, from the initial requirements assessment through installation and
deployment with consultant-grade methods, procedures and tools.
For more information about Sprint CNS, visit www.sprint.com/cns.
ABOUT SPRINT NEXTEL
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million
customers at the end of the first quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the
first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States;
offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands
including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant
national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1
Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1
among all national carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across
all 47 industries, during the last four years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in
both its 2011 and 2012 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation's
greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can
learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and
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. With 2012 revenues of $214.7 million, 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 more than 21,700 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.
Ruckus, and Ruckus Wireless 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.
SOURCE Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
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