inks landmark deal with T-Home a division of Deutsche Telekom. 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 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 W100 Bridge (a Wi-Fi access point and Wi-Fi adapter) is provided to T-Home customers at a one-time cost of €149.99.
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.
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 with BeamFlex, the patented interference and avoidance technology from Ruckus Wireless, ensures flicker-free transmission of standard and even high definition television signals through the home.
xThe 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.