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Ruckus and Orange Poland Push Hotspot 2.0 Ahead

Companies Turn Up Poland's First Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi Zone in Warsaw

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS - Booth 5E41 -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) today announced that it has been working with Orange Poland to enable Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi services in Warsaw. Residents and visitors can now enjoy high-speed wireless Internet by accessing the new Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network deployed throughout the Warsaw Royal Gardens, the largest park in Poland, covering 760,000 square meters. The service is offered by Orange Poland but is also available to customers of other operators.  The new Smart Wi-Fi network is based on emerging Hotspot 2.0 technology and is believed to be the first such system operational in Europe.

Ruckus access point mounted on a light pole in the Warsaw Royal Gardens, the largest park in Poland, covering 760,000 square meters. (image 1)

Hotspot 2.0 is a new technology specification developed by members of the Wi-Fi Alliance® (WFA) that dramatically simplifies and automates how users connect to and roam between Wi-Fi networks. Orange has built its new Hotspot 2.0-capable Wi-Fi network using Ruckus ZoneFlex™ Smart-Wi-Fi access points (APs) and ZoneDirector™ controllers that are Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ equipment (i.e., equipment certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance).

Historically, to connect to a hotspot, users have had to perform the arduous task of manually selecting from a number of Wi-Fi networks that may or may not be able to provide them service and perform the tedious process of logging in with their user credentials.

Using Hotspot 2.0 and Passpoint-certified devices, this process can be completely automated. Mobile devices automatically select a Wi-Fi hotspot based on information from advertised Wi-Fi access points that tell the device which networks are available for service and which hotspots support roaming to the user's home service providers. With Hotspot 2.0 enabled, the user's mobile device can automatically connect to the appropriate hotspot while securing the link with advanced Wi-Fi security.

"With this new technology, the procedure of connecting a mobile device with our Wi-Fi network is remarkably simple, removing the need for any user interaction with the device," said Krzysztof Kozłowski, director of Orange Labs Poland.  

"As the first publicly available and fully operational Hotspot 2.0 network in Poland and, we believe, in Europe, Orange Poland and Ruckus are taking the lead with Hotspot 2.0 technology by delivering to the market Wi-Fi services that are as simple and easy to use as cellular phone networks," Kozłowski concluded.

Aleksander Jakubczak, who is responsible for the development of wireless access at Orange Labs Poland added, "Hotspot 2.0 not only helps to reduce traffic pressure by offloading data from the mobile network, it also gives our customers faster, more reliable and secure Internet access through a smarter Wi-Fi infrastructure that simply delivers a better user experience."

Orange customers that have Hotspot 2.0-capable devices such as iPhones running Apple iOS 7 or select Samsung Galaxy handsets will only have to go through a one-time setup to automatically connect to the network in all subsequent visits to the park. The service can also be used by customers of other carriers and new visitors. Users simply log on to the network using their own telephone number and a one-time password that they will receive via SMS.

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 over 33,000 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, providing 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, Ruckus Wireless, ZoneDirector, and ZoneFlex 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.

Media Contacts

Mark Priscaro

Ruckus Wireless

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+1 925-367-5505


Wojciech Jabczynski, Rzecznik

Orange Polska

+22 527 19 39

[email protected]

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Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Ruckus Wireless at Mobile World Congress
Orange Poland

Ruckus access point mounted on a light pole in the Warsaw Royal Gardens, the largest park in Poland, covering 760,000 square meters. (image 2)

 

Ruckus access point mounted on a light pole in the Warsaw Royal Gardens, the largest park in Poland, covering 760,000 square meters. (close up-image 3)

 

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