Arris subsidiary Ruckus Networks announced that its technology will be used in Google Station Wi-Fi hotspots in India and Indonesia.
Under the terms of the deal, Ruckus will provide devices and technologies enabling carrier-grade networks at Google Station hotspots. Ruckus will supply its virtual SmartZone controller, which can manage a virtual instance of the SmartZone controller, as well as indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi access points.
Google Station is a public Wi-Fi platform that provides a set of tools to roll out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places, such as high-traffic locations like airports, malls, universities, railways and mass transit stations. These hotspots deliver high-performance Wi-Fi using Ruckus’ adaptive antenna BeamFlex technology for increased connectivity performance and range, better signals and maximized power efficiency.
“Ruckus networks are simple to install and operationally cost efficient, enabling us to be up-and-running in no time,” said David Shapiro, chief business officer of the Next Billion Users Initiative at Google. “Even more, their robust Wi-Fi signal ensures constant connectivity to Google Station hotspots.”
“Our partnership with Google Station enables emerging countries – from east to west – to deploy high-performance public Wi-Fi networks,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, president of Ruckus Networks.
Ruckus technologies are currently deployed across hundreds of Wi-Fi hotspots for Google Stations in India, Indonesia, and Mexico.