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Partners Say 'The Limbo Is Over' As Arris And Ruckus Execs Promise Post-Acquisition Channel Focus And Growth

For Ruckus Wireless partners wondering what the company's future looks like, Arris CEO Bruce McClelland has an answer. "It will look more like it did as Ruckus.”

Ruckus Wireless was acquired by Brocade Communications Systems [3]in May for $1.2 billion. In November, semiconductor maker Broadcom struck a deal to buy Brocade for $5.9 billion – but immediately signaled its intention to divest the company's IP networking business, [4] including Ruckus. That put Ruckus, a channel favorite, in a sort of limbo.

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ATT WIFI Calling Hand off on IPhone 6 available today

Today AT&T started WIFI Calling. This is an interesting use of your Wi-Fi and also something to watch for in the office.

If your phone has limited or no service on the cell side, the call will be routed immediately to the Wi-Fi network you are on. I just tried this and it worked well, a little clipping on the line but smoother than the poor cell phone coverage feeling one often gets. I tested this on both an Aruba AP225 and a Ruckus unleashed, both received the call faster than if it were just a cell phone call. I am not sure why but was happy to see that on the 51st floor location in New York City I know have options.

I think it will improve as it is deployed more, but we shall see.

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Ruckus Unleashed –A NEW PRODUCT

Ruckus unleashed has been developed with the small business in mind. 

So often we are contacted by people who just need 4 or 5 Access Points. Now there is no need to have a $1500 plus controller on top of this cost. Today we have options without controllers from the Top 3 Manufactures Ruckus, Cisco (1800 AP) and Aruba. Each manufactures AP’s can be adapted at a later date to be included into larger networks with an upgrade and free of a manufacture migration cost. 

Now under 10,000 square feet locations can be economically fully covered by WI-FI.

Read more: Ruckus Unleashed –A NEW PRODUCT

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