Ruckus Wireless now in most of busy worldwide hubs

by Ella FAIRCHILD on February 14, 2012

Ruckus Wireless today revealed that its new ZoneFlex Smart Wireless LAN system has now been adopted by most of the world’s busiest airports.

With thousands of business travellers and leisure travellers carrying smartphones and tablet computers or other mobile devices as they pass through airport terminals every day, high-performing, high cpacity Wi-Fi connectivity is required in global hubs. Among those already signed up for Ruckus products and its technology are two of China’s largest international airports – Guangzhou Baiyun and Beijing’s Capital. In addition to using Ruckus Wi-Fi products, the hubs will use the company for digital signange as well as other applications.

Usage of mobile devices is on an upward climb in global airports and public areas everywhere, which has put strains on IT personnel to fit passenger terminals with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi technology that is capable of dealing with high densities of users that wish to stream multimedia. Last June, a study was conducted by Boingo Wireless, which wished to prove how smartphone and tablet usage across worldwide airpots has overtaken usage of laptops.

It was found that 58.9 per cent of all users on its network made use of handheld devices, which was up from up from June 2010’s 34.1 percent and June 2008’s 11.5 percent. Last year’s study also highlighted how just the iPad alone was responsible for 23.5 per cent of all connections at airports. It has been estimated by Forrester Research that over 25 per cent of airline passengers in business class and at least 12 per cent of leisure travelers log on to the internet when waiting for a flight at an airport.

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