Securing open hotspots

Recent advances in Wi-Fi technology that automatically secure client devices in open hotspots have the potential to forever change mobile data access. Hotspots are the thing. People everywhere now have an insatiable demand for constant connectivity. You’re probably one of those people. That’s why public hotspots are predicted to rise by 350% by 2015, and […]

Ruckus Wireless drops 17 percent

The price of Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) shares dropped 17 percent yesterday to $15.80 after the company reported Q1 2013 revenues and earnings that were below analysts’ expectations. Ruckus Wireless announced that Q2 2013 revenues would also be lower than expected. This brings the price of RKUS shares close to the IPO price of $15. The […]

San Jose free WiFi network launches in downtown

The San Jose free WiFi network is now up and running in the city’s downtown area. The city partnered with SmartWave Technologies (systems integrator) and Ruckus Wireless (vendor of WiFi access points) for this project. The city paid $94,000 for the infrastructure deployment and will pay $22,000 in annual maintenance costs. The wireless network relies […]

Cincinnati Bell chooses Ruckus Wireless for enterprise customers

Cincinnati Bell, a provider of telecom, mobile and energy services, has chosen Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) equipment for its enterprise customers and WiFi hotspot business. They plan to install Ruckus WiFi gear in places such as local stadiums, college campuses, and other hospitality establishments, and they are looking to use it as well for future upgrades […]

Cisco buys Meraki for $1.2B, makes Ruckus, Ubiquiti, Aruba look undervalued

Cisco is acquiring Meraki, a private company, for $1.2 billion. Meraki has sold Wi-Fi mesh networking equipment, although more recently it has positioned itself as a cloud-based Wi-Fi management service. Indeed, contrary to what has been said in other articles, it is clear that Cisco is buying Meraki not for its wireless mesh technology, but […]