Lincoln, Nebraska teams with Ruckus Wireless on cloud-based municipal Wi-Fi

Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS) and the city of Lincoln, Nebraska said they have collaborated to deliver the first cloud-based municipal outdoor public Wi-Fi access service using the new Ruckus Smart Access Management service.

Launched last week and available now, Lincoln´s new, free, outdoor public Wi-Fi service, Lincoln_Free_WiFi_ is the first step in the city´s plans to offer free and pervasive public Wi-Fi in and around the Haymarket and Railyard areas.

The project is part of a multi-phased initiative under which the city of Lincoln and Ruckus are cooperating to deliver residents and visitors the city´s first high-speed Wi-Fi access service. The first phase of the project brings free wireless connectivity to the historic Iron Horse Park, at the centre of the new Railyard district and home to Lincoln´s Haymarket Farmers Market. Powering the service, Ruckus Smart Access Management gives users hassle-free Wi-Fi access while allowing the city of Lincoln to easily manage and scale the service through the Cloud.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless, Inc. 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 approximately 36,000 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.

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