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Ruckus bets on OpenG technology to address in-building coverage

BARCELONA, Spain – OpenG technology combines coordinated shared spectrum, such as the 3.5 GHz band in the U.S., with neutral host-capable small cells to enable cost-effective, ubiquitous in-building cellular coverage.

Juan Santiago, PLM director at Ruckus, spoke with RCR Wireless News during this week’s Mobile World Congress event about the perspectives of bringing this technology to Latin American countries and how carriers and enterprises can work together to improve customers access to mobile services. From a mobile operators perspectives, Santiago noted they gain a huge increase in footprint as enterprises are expected to deploy the technology to please their clients.

Santiago said the technology is still very unique for the U.S. market. As a trend for the Latin American market, Santiago said consumers want connectivity, but expect Wi-Fi to be available.

In the U.S., six wireless industry leaders announced their shared commitment to develop, market and promote solutions tapping the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service. Federated Wireless, Google, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Ruckus Wireless said they believe the 150 megahertz of spectrum made available in the band will be critical to drive innovation, support new business models and spur economic growth.

Editor’s note: Samsung has provided travel costs to the MWC.

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Roberta Prescott
Roberta Prescott
Editor, [email protected] Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

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