O2 Selects Ruckus Wireless for Small Cell Deployment in UK

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Ruckus Wireless has been selected by Telefonica UK (O2) to supply high-capacity small cell products for high-speed wireless services being deployed throughout London, the company announced today.

Already deployed throughout the busiest areas in central London, such as Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square, Leicester Square, Regent Street and Oxford Street, Ruckus SmartCellâ„¢ 8800s have initially been deployed to provide free, fast and reliable Wi-Fi to anyone. SmartCell 8800 is the carrier-grade, modular multi-radio system supporting multiple licensed and unlicensed radio technologies including: high-speed dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, small cell 3G/4G radios and 5GHz wireless backhaul. 

"Our vision is for Wi-Fi to be simply another access layer to our mobile core. Customers don't really care about the underlying technology; they care about getting connected, fast and reliably. The introduction of small cells helps us to support these requirements and completely complements our mobile strategy by letting us push capacity closer to users in locations where it makes the most sense," said Derek McManus, chief operating officer for Telefonica UK.

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