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October 10, 2012

Brazilian Based Oi Adapts Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi
By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Oi, a company offering local and long-distance voice transmission, mobile telephony, broadband and pay TV throughout Brazil, has recently adapted ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi solution from Ruckus Wireless (News - Alert) (Ruckus), provider of carrier-class Wi-Fi systems for service provider and enterprises.

Oi has picked Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi to support its existing mobile network by inserting needed capacity in high-traffic urban areas where data traffic can be offloaded to carrier-class Wi-Fi infrastructure. This new deployment will help Oi to offer subscribers a simple, reliable and seamless broadband experience by incorporating Wi-Fi network and services with its existing mobile infrastructure.

According to Ruckus Wireless officials, ZoneFlex smart Wi-Fi access points provide superior range and reliability, whether outdoors or indoors. They combine the best of centrally managed WLANs with jaw-dropping advances in intelligent RF routing and Smart Wi-Fi meshing.

"There is huge potential to increase penetration and integration of telecom services in Brazil, and we view Wi-Fi as a strategic technology accomplishing this," said Pedro Ripper, Innovation and New Business director for Oi. "We have invested in Wi-Fi and view this technology as a complement to our existing mobile service offering. We also saw the need for carrier-class Wi-Fi equipment that would allow us to offer more reliable and higher speed Wi-Fi services and seamlessly integrate our hotspot islands directly into our mobile infrastructure in the future."

Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi access points uses a patented, miniaturized adaptive antenna array that forms and directs Wi-Fi signals that are used only if necessary and constantly focusing and steering RF energy over the fastest signal path.

"When we decided to deploy outdoor Wi-Fi as both a public access and mobile data offload solution, we knew that performance in the dense and noisy indoor environments would be an issue," continued Ripper. "For this reason, we tested a number of different Wi-Fi vendors and found that the Ruckus ZoneFlex system delivered superior performance, coverage, capacity and immunity to noise."?

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the explosive mobile Internetworking market.

Edited by Brooke Neuman


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