an ARRIS company, joins Facebook's certified ecosystem to help connect the
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - September 4 , 2018 -
Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company,
today announced that it is joining Facebook's Express Wi-Fi Certified
ecosystem, a program that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi
hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators participating in Facebook's
Express Wi-Fi initiative will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone™
controllers and certified indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points in high-traffic
public areas in Africa, India, and Indonesia. Ruckus products are currently
deployed in Express Wi-Fi installations in Tanzania, Nigeria, and other
The products feature Ruckus'
adaptive antenna BeamFlex™ technology. The patented technique increases connection
quality and range, delivers better voice and data communication and
significantly improves power efficiency.
"We are committed to providing
connectivity to people in the most remote areas of the world," said Ian
Whiting, President, Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company. "We are excited to be a
partner in Facebook's Express Wi-Fi Certified program which is another
important step in bridging the digital divide, giving individuals access to
high-performance Wi-Fi networks. Ruckus strives to connect the unconnected, and
we look forward to an ongoing partnership with Facebook."
Wi-Fi is a solution to help operators and local entrepreneurs offer fast and
affordable internet access in public spaces. Express Wi-Fi seeks to help
operators provide internet to those who don't have reliable or affordable
access, while at the same time enabling local entrepreneurs to build a business
of their own.
Facebook partners with
licensed local internet service providers or mobile operators to provide the
Express Wi-Fi service to local entrepreneur retailers that sell pre-paid Wi-Fi
connectivity to community residents. Customers can purchase fast, reliable and
affordable data packs via digital payments to access the internet on the
Express Wi-Fi network.
"Express Wi-Fi is part of Facebook's initiative to help bring more people
online globally," said Guy Mordecai, Product Lead
for Express Wi-Fi, Facebook. "We're excited to launch the Express Wi-Fi
Certified program and have Ruckus as one of our initial partners. With this
program, we hope to expand the Express Wi-Fi ecosystem and work with partners
like Ruckus to help bring affordable Wi-Fi solutions to emerging markets."
About Ruckus Networks
, an ARRIS company, is redefining connectivity
around the globe. With our partners, we build secure wired and wireless access
networks for organizations that place a premium on connectivity experiences for
end-users as well as simplicity for IT.
ARRIS International plc
(NASDAQ: ARRS) is powering a smart, connected world. The company's leading
hardware, software and services transform the way people and businesses stay
informed, entertained and connected. For more information, visit www.arris.com.
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