Ruckus Networks (now
part of CommScope via acquisition) announced
that its technology will be used in the Wi-Fi hotspots of Google Station in São Paulo. Ruckus
will provide the devices and technologies needed to supply the carriers'
networks in the Google Station hotspots. Among the technologies, Ruckus will provide its Virtual SmartZone
Controller, Ruckus T310 outdoor Wi-Fi access points, and Ruckus R510 (higher
density) and R310 (lower density) in indoor environments.
includes the replacement of 120 Wi-Fi points in operation in the state capital
and the deployment of other 499 – totaling 619 access points available in the city of São Paulo, including locations such as
Ibirapuera Park and CPTM train stations. All points
in Brazil can be seen in the Google
Station Map. The plan
is to expand the service to millions of Brazilians by the end of 2020.
Google Station is a high-quality, high-speed public Wi-Fi platform
that provides an easy set of Wi-Fi hotspot deployment tools in public and
high-traffic locations, such as airports, shopping malls, universities, train
stations and mass transit stations. These Wi-Fi hotspots provide high
performance using BeamFlex™, Ruckus’ patented adaptive antenna
technology, which ensures greater performance and connectivity, a better signal
and maximum energy efficiency.
The promise is that the Internet
is fast enough for the user to watch high quality videos on their mobile device
without needing to spend their data plan. To connect, just find and select the
"Google Station" network and enter your phone number. The
confirmation will be made with a code sent via SMS.
"Deploying Google Station with Ruckus technologies is an important
step in connecting the next billion users," said David Shapiro, Chief
Business Officer of Google's Next Billion Users initiative. "Ruckus
networks are simple to install and operationally cost-effective, allowing for a
very rapid deployment. In addition, its robust Wi-Fi signal ensures constant
connectivity with Google Station hotspots, so users can download/upload photos,
manage points of sale, and stay connected without interruption."
"I consider this project an
important milestone in the democratization of high-speed Internet access in
Brazil,” said Marcos Dias, Regional Sales Director for Brazil at Ruckus
“We are talking about a no-charge service for the citizen that is literally raising
the bar of user experience in Wi-Fi access. With this Ruckus solution, we are
providing cutting-edge technologies such as BeamFlex, ChannelFly and PD-MRC which,
in practice, mean better coverage with fewer antennas and more capacity to
withstand a high density of users with a significant flow of data. That's just
Ruckus technologies are currently deployed in
hundreds of Wi-Fi hotspots in Google Stations in India, Mexico, and Indonesia.
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