Expanded WI-Fi Coverage In Peru's Capital City
Published on: 21st Oct 2013
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Wi Fi vendor, Ruckus Wireless says that it has won a supply contract from Peru based Digital Way to expand the operator's existing WI Fi network though the capital city, Lima.
Digital Way, a subsidiary of Grupo Romero, provides telecommunications services and solutions across Peru and offers an advertising-supported WIGO Libre! Wi-Fi service.
Hundreds of Ruckus ZoneFlex indoor and outdoor access points (APs) are being installed by Digital Way, including at the National Stadium of Lima (soccer); Coliseum Bonilla (volleyball); Centro Empresarial (Lima's Central Business District); Miraflores (a huge outdoor tourist destination by the sea and home to 3 million residents); and four shopping malls in Lima, including Jockey Plaza, Mega Plaza, Larcomar, and Minka.
According to Digital Way, historically, the availability of free Wi-Fi services has been extremely limited in Lima to locations such as Starbucks coffee shops, which support small numbers of concurrent users while generally providing a poor user experience.
"There is a significant opportunity within Peru to offer a better wireless experience for millions of users and this is just the start," said Carlos Andres Lopez, CEO of Digital Way.
Next up, Digital Way plans to deploy Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology to enable WIGO Libre! free Wi-Fi at the 5,000 seat Coliseum Bonilla, Peru's national volleyball stadium.