September 25, 2016 3:11 AM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

Company Overview

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. provides Wi-Fi solutions to service providers and enterprises worldwide. It offers SmartZone, a line of carrier-grade wireless access and management products that include SmartZone controllers, as well as software solutions, such as vSZ and virtual SmartZone Data Plane. It also provides ZoneDirector, a Wi-Fi controller that streamlines the configuration and management of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi access points; ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points, which support various virtual WLANs, Wi-Fi encryption, and advanced traffic handling, as well as point-to-point and multipoint bridges; and Unleashed, a controllerless indoor Wi-Fi access points for small business owners. Also,...

350 West Java Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

United States

Founded in 2002

1,050 Employees

Phone:

650-265-4200

Fax:

408-738-2065

Key Executives for Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

President and Director
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer and Member of Equity Subcommittee
Age: 41
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 51
Vice President of Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Age: 52
Chief Commercial Officer
Age: 51
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Key Developments

Access Technologies, Federated Wireless, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus Wireless Launch Alliance to Drive Deployment of LTE-Based Solutions for the US 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service

Access Technologies, Federated Wireless, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus Wireless announced the launch of the CBRS Alliance to develop, market and promote LTE-based solutions utilizing the shared spectrum of the U.S. 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. The six companies, Access Technologies (Alphabet), Federated Wireless, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus Wireless (now part of Brocade), believe that access to spectrum in the 3.5 GHz frequency band will be critical to meet rapidly expanding wireless data demands. In February, the companies announced their commitment to build an ecosystem of industry participants and make LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band widely available. This followed the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling for CBRS, which opened 150 MHz of spectrum (3,550-3,700 MHz) for commercial use. The Alliance also actively supports the Wireless Innovation Forum’s efforts to develop and drive the adoption of standards around the unique aspects of operation in the CBRS band, which include providing standardized radio interfaces to the spectrum access system (SAS), interfaces between SASs, protection of federal and incumbent use operations, and managing the coexistence among those sharing the band. With the impending allocations of 3,400-3,600 MHz for IMT in several countries, there is increased demand for LTE solutions worldwide, creating economies of scale. The Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize CBRS’s full potential, the CBRS Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE CBRS solutions available. The Alliance will work towards LTE CBRS field trials in the second half of this year and is developing an official certification process towards successful deployments of CBRS infrastructure.

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. - Special Call

To discuss the general availability of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. Simplifies Wireless Networking with Cloud Wi-Fi

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. announced the general availability of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, a wireless local area network (WLAN) management-as-a-service offer powered by the new Ruckus public cloud platform. Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi enables distributed organizations with limited IT resources to set up, monitor and manage a high-performance multi-site WLAN of any size. Featuring an intuitive, intent-driven user interface for managing some of the performing access points (APs), network managers benefit from cloud simplicity without having to compromise on Wi-Fi performance. With the introduction of Cloud Wi-Fi, Ruckus Wireless now offers the industry's broadest range of deployment options—public cloud, data center or private cloud, hardware or virtual appliance, and controller-less—making it a leader in WLAN architectural flexibility. Ruckus partners will benefit by participating in the fast-growing, cloud-managed WLAN market while simultaneously addressing a broader set of deployment requirements. In the future, the company plans to introduce Ruckus Cloud support for in-building LTE service and Brocade® ICX® switches, delivering an integrated platform simplifying the configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting of both wired and wireless networks. Key Cloud Wi-Fi features and benefits include: Wi-Fi performance: Cloud Wi-Fi customers use the same APs that consistently outperform competing products in third-party testing. With the ability to excel in challenging user density, interference and physical environments, customers can use fewer APs than competing vendors would require. Alternatively, customers can use the same number of APs to build a network that easily accommodates the growing requirements for years to come. Intent-driven user interface (UI): The Cloud Wi-Fi UI is designed to display only the data the user needs to accomplish a task and the system automates tasks whenever possible. This intuitive approach enables IT to spend less time managing and status-checking the WLAN without the need for technical training or certifications. An intuitive, full-featured mobile app: The Cloud Wi-Fi mobile app allows IT managers to carry the network with them wherever they are, get notified whenever the network needs attention and make instant changes right from their pocket. Cloud-scale: The cloud-scale nature of the Ruckus Cloud platform allows Cloud Wi-Fi customers to add APs and sites at will, with no more effort required to add the thousandth AP or the hundredth site than the first of either. Such scaling comes with no increase in management complexity and a single user interface provides visibility to the entire network, no matter how large or distributed it may be. Analytics and reporting: The big data warehouse within the Ruckus Cloud infrastructure allows for highly granular reporting of up to six months of KPIs, ranging from low-level per-radio airtime utilization to layer-7 application visibility. AP investment protection: APs used in a Cloud Wi-Fi deployment can be reused in any of Ruckus' other deployment options, should circumstances demand.

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