Ruckus Wireless Wins Prodigy Award as Most Successful Alumni by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley

Company Recognized for Its Market Success and Rapid Growth within the Mobile Industry as Operators Look to Smart Wi-Fi for Optimal Capacity and Performance

Sep 17, 2012, 08:00 ET from Ruckus Wireless

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless™ announced today that it was honored with a SPIFFY Prodigy Award as the Most Successful SPIF Alumni by the Service Providers Forum (SPiF) of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley ( The award was given at the Telecom Council's TC3 Carrier Connections event in Sunnyvale, Calif. on September 12.

The SPIFFY Awards recognize the "best of the best" in the telecommunications industry in Silicon Valley, as judged by SPiF members. The SPIFFY Prodigy Award is given to the pre-2011 SPIF presenting company that went on to achieve the most notable growth, market success or exit. Ruckus was named the winner from among a total of five finalists.

All companies making it through the filtering process were invited to present at a Telecom Council meeting and identified as a promising telecom company. From among these, some stand out for their innovation, market opportunity or quantifiable interest among the Council's 25 global Service Providers including AT&T, British Telecom, Docomo, France Telecom/Orange, Swisscom, Verizon, Vodafone and many other fixed and wireless carriers from Europe, Asia, India and North and South America.

SPIFFY awards were selected by the Telecom Council's Service Provider Forum (SPIF) from among over 200 startups representing the broad range of telecom products and services which presented in Telecom Council meetings from January 2011 to May 2012.

"The Prodigy Award recognizes the stand-out company that our members believe has achieved the greatest success over the past year, and that will continue to lead the market in the future," said Liz Kerton, president of the Telecom Council of the Silicon Valley.

"It's a tremendous honor to be recognized by the telecommunications industry here in the Valley as the most successful SPIF alumni organization," said Rob Mustarde, vice president of marketing for Ruckus Wireless. "Our carrier-class Wi-Fi products are delivering unique business and technology benefits to mobile operators in almost every corner of the globe. And with the newest iPhone 5 now hitting the market, the growth in subscribers' data usage will continue at an exponential pace for the foreseeable future, which will put our solutions in even greater demand. It's an exciting time for the entire mobile industry."

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is a supplier of advanced wireless systems for the explosive mobile Internetworking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products for mobile operators, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises around the world. Ranked as the top telecom company by Inc. Magazine and named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless technology, such as adaptive antenna arrays that focus and direct Wi-Fi transmissions over the best signal path, automatically avoiding sources of Wi-Fi interference. These unique capabilities extend signal range, increase client data rates and ensure consistent and reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. For more information, visit

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