ARRIS explains strategy behind Ruckus acquisition

Ruckus an ARRIS companyARRIS International CEO Bruce McClelland has explained how the acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business from Broadcom will strengthen ARRIS.

SUWANEE, Ga.-based ARRIS said the completion of acquisition of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch business will assist ARRIS to build its leadership in networking and entertainment for service providers while expanding into new enterprise and vertical markets. 1,700 Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business employees will join ARRIS as part of the transaction.

Ruckus target vertical markets span hospitality, education, government, service providers, multi-dwelling / tenant units, sports / entertainment venues, and transportation centers. Ruckus’ leadership in the small-cell CBRS LTE market represents an opportunity to deploy converged Wi-Fi and LTE using common cloud-based control and management capabilities.

Dan Rabinovitsj, previously COO of Ruckus Wireless, will lead ARRIS Enterprise Networks business. Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, will operate as a dedicated business under Enterprise Networks. The business will focus on the delivery of wireless and wired network infrastructure, with a strong channel-led sales strategy.

“This combination underscores our shared vision of achieving market leadership across wireless and wired networks in close partnership with our valued customers and channel partners,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, president of ARRIS Enterprise Networks.

“Ruckus’ expertise in wireless and wired networking perfectly complements our growth strategy of driving towards a constantly connected, mobile future,” said Bruce McClelland, CEO of ARRIS.

Recently the company has revealed that the revenues of ARRIS increased 0.2 percent to $1.729 billion in the third quarter of 2017 as the tech company received demand for its E6000 Converged Edge Router product. ARRIS is targeting Q4 revenue of $1.675 billion to $1.75 billion.

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