Ruckus Handed World Cup Wi-fi Brief

Ruckus Wireless has been chosen by a consortium of four Latin America mobile network operators – Claro, Oi, Telefónica, and TIM – to supply advanced indoor/outdoor Smart Wi-Fi products and technology that will be used as the foundation for offering high-speed wireless access within two of Brazil’s largest soccer stadia in time for the 2014 World Cup. Wi-fi will be offered in the Estádio Nacional de Brasília, a 71,000-seat stadium in Brasília, and  in the Arena Octávio Mangabeira, a 50,000-seat stadium located in Salvador.

Comba Telecom Systems, which supplies infrastructure and wireless enhancement solutions to mobile operators and enterprises, will deploy, operate and manage the Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi infrastructure on behalf of the consortium. To ensure reliable, high-performance wi-fi connectivity, Comba is deploying over 360 Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points (APs). 

“In high-density environments like these, it’s imperative we deploy wi-fi technology that we know can handle an extremely high number of concurrent client connections,” said Patrik Westfalk, managing director, Comba Telecom Caribbean and Latin America. “After careful examination of the available wi-fi technology on the market, we found that Ruckus provided a true carrier-class solution designed explicitly for this high-density application – with devices capable of supporting hundreds of simultaneous users.”