Ruckus Scores WiFi Deal with KDDI
According to FierceWireless, Ruckus nailed a 10,000 access point deal with KDDI who are targeting Smartphone offloads: http://bit.ly/rpFFCR
The original June 29th announcement (in Japanese) for AU Hot-Spot [Eds]
Ruckus Wireless has made a massive mobile data offload network deal with Japan’s KDDI. The multi million-dollar agreement will see KDDI deploying more than 10,000 Ruckus Wi-Fi access points initially in more than 7,000 venues throughout Japan that will enable 3G CDMA Android phone users to automatically access and be authenticated to KDDI Wi-Fi hotspots using credentials embedded within each phone over encrypted connections. By March 2012, KDDI plans to offer Wi-Fi in 100,000 locations and 120,000 locations by June.
KDDI’s service offering is called “au Wi-Fi Spot,” and the initial focus is offloading data traffic indoors. KDDI is leveraging its national WiMAX network to backhaul the data traffic from each hotspot to KDDI’s mobile network core. Each Ruckus ZoneFlex Wi-Fi access point connects wirelessly to KDDI’s WiMAX infrastructure to speed up deployment times. Full article Here