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CommScope partners with Google to bring Orion WiFi to public venues

Network infrastructure provider CommScope is partnering with Google’s Area 120 for the launch of Orion Wifi, a platform designed to bring private, secure roaming for consumers while helping public venues solve cellular dead zones and monetise their networks.

CommScope’s RUCKUS SmartZone controller will support Google’s Orion Wifi by offering a friction-less and secure experience when connecting subscribers to public Wi-Fi in venues and will also support Hotspot 2.0 to enable devices to automatically detect and then connect to the Wi-Fi network.

“Carrier Wi-Fi offload in public venues can be frustrating for consumers and even more so for venue managers and owners as they negotiate rates and try to solve roaming costs between operators,” said Pramod Badjate, senior vice president for the RUCKUS business, CommScope. “Developing this new platform for Wi-Fi offload with Google helps create the lasting connections CommScope has always delivered to consumers while enabling companies to monetise and secure their networks.”

The RUCKUS SmartZone from CommScope supports Hotspot 2.0 enabling devices to automatically detect and then connect to the Wi-Fi network. In addition, RUCKUS SmartZone provides advanced security and support for RadSec.

“Orion Wifi is about more connectivity for consumers, more options for carriers, and more revenue and happier visitors for Wi-Fi network owners,” said Raj Gajwani, Director at Google’s Area 120. “CommScope’s RUCKUS SmartZone allows venues to easily configure Orion Wifi with the highest levels of security.”

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