SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that it is joining the City of San Jose, CA and SmartWAVE Technologies this Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12 noon at the San Jose City Hall Plaza to officially cut the cord to kick off Downtown San Jose's free, Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi Network during a launch celebration and press conference being held at the Plaza.
"The Cutting of the Ethernet Cable" launch event for Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi, provided at minimal cost to the City of San Jose through a public-private partnership, using state-of-the-art technology developed in Silicon Valley.
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
San Jose City Hall Plaza
200 East Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Mayor Chuck Reed, City of San Jose
Councilmember Sam Liccardo, District 3, City of San Jose
Al Brown, President/CEO, SmartWAVE Technologies LLC
Selina Lo, President/CEO, Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Background: The City of San Jose will be leveraging advanced Wi-Fi technology for a variety of uses including free public access and supporting revenue-generating City services. As a result, the City will operate one of the fastest and finest Wi-Fi networks in the U.S. The Wickedly Fast Wi-Fi Network will be accessible through the entire downtown core from E. St. John St. to the north, portions of Balbach St. and Viola Ave. to the south, N. 6th St. to the east, and Almaden Blvd. to the west. The new Network will also benefit the downtown parking infrastructure, primarily the pay-to-park meters, by improving the speed by which time-sensitive transactions occur. It will also connect City facilities by providing high-speed alternatives to traditional telecommunications circuits.
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.
SOURCE Ruckus Wireless