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Big Dog Q-KON and Ruckus Wireless take wireless to new heights in Africa
Ruckus Wireless, Inc. is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers and corporate enterprises. The company’s technology offering addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The go-to-market strategy is to focus on unique and specialist Wi-Fi projects and shifting the focus from providing access to positioning the technology as a revenue stream by adding other vendor applications and expertise.
Juan Prinsloo, Senior Executive at Q-KON, says the company has built up its knowledge and experience of W-Fi- accessibility in the market by leveraging off partnerships - including numerous successful deployments - and the focus on revenue generation is a logical next step in the evolution of its service delivery.
“This is an important building block and next step in our efforts to master Wi-Fi offloading and value added services to secure unprecedented quality of user experience,”
Ruckus Wireless is now officially part of Q-KON’s non-satellite connectivity solution portfolio and offering to emerging markets in Africa.
“It reinforces Q-KON’s leadership position as a solution specialist house, one that adds engineering to specialist product distribution to focus on the delivery of niche solutions for emerging markets. We use leading technologies applied to enabling business models,” Prinsloo continues.
The partnership will strengthen Q-KON’s already dominant position in the delivery of reliable and feature-rich Wi-Fi networks.
In Q-KON, Ruckus has a value-added system integrator who is determined and focused on exploring new markets with new technology.
Michael Fletcher sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa concludes: “We are pleased to welcome on board a determined and focused VAD that will meet a requirement in new business domains for Wi-Fi access networks using Ruckus infrastructure.”
Liza du Plessis