The City of San Leandro has deployed Ruckus free outdoor Smart Wi-Fi service in the Bay Area, leveraging the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.
San Leandro is the eighth city after San Jose, San Francisco, Mountain View, Hayward, Redwood City, San Mateo and Belmont, CA to have selected Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi.
The company said it will initially provide free high-speed wireless Internet access within a four-block radius including all of Pelton Plaza and surrounding properties, The Village, Parrott Street and parts of Juana Avenue and East 14th Street.
The city of San Leandro will provide free Wi-Fi to visitors and residents with gigabit capable Ruckus wireless solution.
In addition, the city will later expand its free public Wi-Fi coverage to other surrounding areas, including the City-owned Marina Community Center on Wicks Boulevard.
Ruckus has partnered with SmartWAVE Technologies to provide Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi equipment and ongoing technical and engineering support to the City’s IT Department.
Company officials said San Leandro’s new free public Wi-Fi service is powered by new Ruckus ZoneFlex T300 Series outdoor Smart Wi-Fi access points that integrate 802.11ac gigabit Wi-Fi technology.
The Ruckus access points are connected via an extensive high-speed fiber optic network operated by Lit San Leandro.
“In partnership with Ruckus and SmartWAVE, San Leandro has now delivered a world-class public Wi-Fi service that offers some of the fastest speeds available anywhere within the Bay Area, and we’ve made it available to the community,” said Pauline Russo Cutter, mayor, San Leandro.
Last month, Ruckus launched location-based services (LBS) solution to assist enterprises to improve wireless experience.
In May, Ruckus Wireless announced its Smart Wi-Fi deal with Kansai International Airport of Japan to offer free public Wi-Fi service for international travelers.