Wi-Fi leader Ruckus, sets up R&D centre in India

28th January 2012
Wi-Fi leader  Ruckus, sets up R&D centre in India

Bangalore, January 27, 2012 - US Silicon Valley-based "Smart" wireless networking leaders Ruckus Wireless, has set up an R&D centre in Bangalore to tap a pool of highly skilled engineering talent in India, and boost capabilities to develop new technologies to serve the mobile Internet infrastructure market worldwide. The new Bangalore operations will be the company’s first development centre in India, joining the company’s four other R&D centres in Taiwan (Taipei), China (Shenzhen), Israel (TelAviv), and California (Sunnyvale).

Says Selina Lo, President and CEO of Ruckus Wireless: “The Mobile Internet is driving fundamental change within the telecom industry. Integrating Wi-Fi into cellular networks has become the most popular and cost-effective way to relieve capacity pressures being felt by providers around the world from a deluge of data traffic the likes of which we have never seen before.”
She added that service providers and enterprises in the Asia Pacific region are projected to spend up to US $1 billion on Wi-Fi networking equipment by 2015. “India nests the world’s largest pool of engineering talent, and at the same time the country has been aggressively rolling out Wi-Fi infrastructure. Opening a development centre in India further accelerates the growth we are experiencing today from this Mobile Internet phenomenon".

According to Gartner's Q3 2011 market report, Ruckus was the fastest growing player among the world’s top five Wi-Fi suppliers worldwide, witnessing growth of 65.7% from Q3 2010 to Q3 2011. The opening of Ruckus Bangalore development centre reinforces the company’s commitment to India, Asia’s hottest telecom market. It also provides the company a compelling edge to accelerate the development of core technologies to integrate Wi-Fi into mobile operators’ mobile data core networks. Ruckus is currently conducting trials of its advanced Wi-Fi systems with a number of telecom operators in India.

The new 2300 square metre state-of-the-art facility will house over 100 employees. Ruckus currently employs 50 people in its Bangalore development centre and plans to expand this workforce by more than 50% by the end of this year. The new facility will accommodate state of the art design and testing capabilities for the development of Wi-Fi to mobile data packet core internetworking solutions, including simulation and scalability test capabilities that support many 100k's of concurrent subscriber call flows.

This is the second announcement this week of an international IT company, setting up an R&D operation in Bangalore. See: http://indiatechonline.com/telit-india-competence-centre-at-calixto-658.php