BERLIN, November 5 /PRNewswire/ --
- World's Third Largest Telecommunications Provider Picks Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi to Give German Consumers More Freedom, Flexibility and Choices at Home for Its IPTV Service
INTEROP -- Ruckus Wireless today announced a landmark deal with T-Home, a division of Deutsche Telekom AG, Europe's largest communications provider. Ruckus Wireless has been selected by T-Home to supply 802.11a Smart Wi-Fi systems to enable in-home wireless distribution of its Entertain Comfort IPTV service.
Available immediately, Deutsche Telekom is private-labeling the Ruckus system as the Speedport W 100 Bridge under its popular T-Home brand. The Speedport W 100 is becoming available to consumers throughout the more than 700 Telekom shops and the online portal http://www.t-home.de. T-Home is offering the Ruckus Wireless Smart Wi-Fi system as the only in-home wireless distribution option for its IPTV service. The Speedport W 100 Bridge (a Wi-Fi access point and Wi-Fi adapter) is provided to T-Home customers at a one-time cost of euro 149.99.
"Our Entertain Comfort IPTV service provides our customers with a new dimension in high-quality TV and multimedia communications," said Christian P. Illek, Member of the Board of Management, Marketing T-Home. "The new high-capacity Speedport W 100 Bridge, with Ruckus Wireless technology, is easy to use and gives subscribers simple access to our broadband-based services, making our IPTV offering even more user friendly.
"With the Ruckus system, German subscribers will now be able to extend the location freedom they enjoy with Wi-Fi to their television viewing experience giving them the power to place TVs virtually anywhere in their homes without cumbersome cabling.
The Ruckus Wireless system is the world's first and only Wi-Fi system specifically developed to reliably transmit IP-based streaming digital video over standard 802.11 technology. It achieves this by continuously routing Wi-Fi signals over the best and highest performing paths while steering these Wi-Fi signals around interference in real time.
"Signing such a world-class carrier as Deutsche Telekom represents a defining moment for our company," said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. "Our partnership with Deutsche Telekom represents a major milestone for us as well as for the industry. It signals to the world that conventional Wi-Fi just isn't good enough for applications that require more than merely surfing the Internet. We've built a company around this singular purpose: making extended range Wi-Fi that's reliable."
Deutsche Telekom has become the first carrier in the world to use 802.11a for its in-home wireless IPTV option. The combination of more non-overlapping radio frequencies (RF) with BeamFlex(TM), the patented interference and avoidance technology from Ruckus Wireless, ensures flicker-free transmission of standard and even high definition television signals through the home.
"The progress Ruckus Wireless has made in such a short period of time is truly remarkable," said Jeff Heynen, Directing Analyst, Broadband and IPTV at Infonetics Research. "Ruckus has catapulted its Smart Wi-Fi technology into what is arguably the de facto wireless standard for in-home IPTV distribution."
The Move is On to IPTV in Germany
With over 13,000,000 broadband subscribers throughout Germany, Deutsche Telekom is one of the top three broadband operators in the world.
At the end of 2007 Deutsche Telekom is able to access 17 million households with its IPTV service. With the extended range of its Entertain all-inclusive packages, Deutsche Telekom is consistently opening up the mass-market for IPTV.
The telecoms company is installing ADSL2+ technology to 16 Mbps in 750 towns and cities all over Germany and providing 27 cities with a high-speed network based on VDSL technology up to 50 Mbps.
Media Contacts David Callisch Ruckus Wireless firstname.lastname@example.org +1-408-504-5487 mobile Stefanie Halle Corporate Communications Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Com email@example.com +49-6151-680-3330 Web site: http://www.ruckuswireless.com http://www.t-home.de
David Callisch of Ruckus Wireless, mobile, +1-408-504-5487, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Stefanie Halle, Corporate Communications of Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Com, +49-6151-680-3330, email@example.com