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Ruckus Wireless Recognised as Leader in IDC MarketScape Enterprise Wireless LAN Assessment for 2015-2016

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Company Recognised for its Product Innovation, Channel Infrastructure and Flexible Deployment Options

SUNNYVALE, CA — December 22, 2015 — Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) announced today that it was named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise WLAN 2015-2016 Vendor Assessment, doc #US40653915, December 2015. Ruckus is the only pure-play wireless vendor in the leaders category.

The IDC MarketScape cited the company’s “meteoric rise” to become the third-largest vendor, noting that “Ruckus is now regarded as a widely applicable enterprise solution” with a footprint across verticals including hospitality, education, retail, Smart City and carrier. The IDC MarketScape credits Ruckus for “best-in-class RF innovation” and cited “portfolio enhancements to expand both upmarket and downmarket,” including:

  • Ruckus Unleashed™ and Xclaim™ access points for small business;
  • The industry’s first to ship Wave 2 802.11ac access point (ZoneFlex™ R710 access point);
  • The massively scalable Ruckus SmartZone™ management platform;
  • Cloudpath™ software for security, policy and onboarding;
  • One of the industry’s largest implementations of HotSpot 2.0 certification to support automatic Wi-Fi roaming;
  • SPoT™ location-based services;
  • SmartCell™ Insight wireless analytics for network and business intelligence; and
  • Partnerships with Brocade and Juniper for best-in-class wired-wireless solution
  • “The enterprise WLAN market continues to see consistent growth and compelling innovation,” said Rohit Mehra, vice president, network infrastructure at IDC. “These overarching trends overlap with unprecedented developments in wireless speeds, RF innovation, policy, security and wired and wireless interoperability, as well as a greater level of choice and flexibility. Organisations of all sizes, across segments and verticals, are increasingly shifting wired network workloads onto wireless as well as leveraging mobility to improve customer engagement and bring new applications and services to market. Ruckus has emerged as a compelling option to deliver wired and wireless solutions through its partnerships with Brocade & Juniper.”

    “We’re thrilled that the IDC MarketScape has recognised Ruckus as a leader in the enterprise Wi-Fi market,” said Kash Shaikh, vice president of marketing and business development at Ruckus.

    “Our mission is to deliver a simply better wireless experience with solutions that deliver flexibility and avoid vendor lock-in, and the IDC MarketScape’s recognition validates the hard work of our product, sales and customer service teams — and, of course, of our incredible network of 11,000-plus partners around the world.”

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    View the original press release from Ruckus Wireless.

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Ruckus Experts Share Predictions for 2016 & Beyond

Monday, December 21st, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Time for every media outlet, analyst firm, technology pundit and prognosticator to make predictions about the year ahead.


Just to commemorate a change in the calendar year? So be it.

Ruckus don’t want to be left out of the prediction parade, so they asked several Ruckus technology experts to share their perspective for the wireless industry in 2016 and beyond:

What’s your number one prediction for the wireless industry in 2016?

Greg Beach (Vice President of Product Management): We’ll see an insurgence of MU-MIMO capable clients and resulting capacity benefits in high client density environments.

Sundar Sankaran (Chief Wireless Architect): New business models will evolve to monetize “free” Wi-Fi.

Dave Wright (Advanced Technologist): I’ll give you two for the price of one. First, I predict that web-scale content companies (social media, search, hosted services, etc.) will launch some very-large-scale Public Access Wi-Fi projects in developing markets. Second, I expect we’ll see an acquisition or merger between a Tier 1 MSO and a Tier 1 MNO.

How will the “wireless experience” change in the next 2-3 years?

Greg: The end-user experience related to accessing Wi-Fi hotspots and BYOD-enabled enterprise networks will be easier and more secure through the use of Hotspot 2.0 and certificate-based device onboarding solutions.

Sundar: Whole home coverage will become a reality, and people will “show off” their home network at dinner parties using a smartphone app.

Dave: Hotspot 2.0 will become the de facto standard for public access and hospitality Wi-Fi. Now that we have Hotspot 2.0 support in all major mobile and laptop operating systems, Hotspot 2.0 deployments will accelerate by service providers and hotel brands. Carrier Wi-Fi calling will be one driver for this.

Where do you expect to see the most technology innovation in the next 2-3 years?

Greg: The biggest innovation will be Wi-Fi + cellular cross-pollination and convergence (802.11ax, LAA, LWA). Other possibilities include:

  • Mainstream use of analytics to drive user experience, business process optimization and monetization;
  • Cloud interconnections and service chaining of networking services to seamlessly tie together best-of-breed technologies;
  • Secure, manageable and scalable IoT platforms that leverage multiple sensor types and wireless protocols to provide business intelligence for enterprises and cities; and
  • Continued virtualisation of networking services to enable service providers to more efficiently scale and more quickly roll out new services.
  • Sundar: We’ll see Wi-Fi spectral efficiency and network capacity improvements through multi-user techniques such as MU-MIMO and OFDMA, along with clever scheduling schemes that steer Wi-Fi away from CSMA/CA.

    Dave: Many of the traditional distinctions in the wireless industry will be “blurred” due to technology, regulatory and business advances. Blurring will happen between: licensed and unlicensed; service provider and enterprise; and, public versus private. Specific advances that will affect these include: unlicensed LTE, 802.11ax, Wi-Fi calling, enterprise IMS and WebRTC, CBRS, private LTE and Hotspot 2.0.

    That’s it for now. Ruckus will share more insights, ideas and perspective on these trends via the Ruckus Room over the next year. And we can predict with confidence that we’ll be back next December with a new slate of predictions.

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