Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi solutions will be used to provide the wireless infrastructure requirements of the upcoming 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Myanmar.

Frontiir, which is the official Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sponsor and partner of the SEA Games, will deploy Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi solutions to provide a wireless infrastructure support for the sporting event's Verification & Information System (SVIS), Games Management System (GMS), and free public Wi-Fi Internet access in designated common areas.

An estimated 35,000 delegates, including 7,000 athletes, will be using the Wi-Fi network in 24 venues. The scheduled completion of the network by Frontiir is November 2013 in time for the Games on 11 to 22 December 2013.

At the 30,000-seat Wunna Theikdi Stadium in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, Frontiir has set up the Ruckus ZoneFlex 7782-S access points (APs). It is in this stadium that the Games' opening and closing ceremonies will be held.

Aside from the installations inside the Wunna Theikdi Stadium, the Wi-Fi network will also have outdoor installations in Yangon, Mandalay and Ngwe Saung where the yachting events will take place.

Adaptive technology

Ruckus BeamFlex, a patented adaptive directional smart antenna technology, will be adopted to focus Wi-Fi signals to where they are needed within a given area. Aside from the increased Wi-Fi signal strength, there will be less interference of radio frequency (RF) energy coming from neighbouring APs. The result is better user experience in high-density locations like stadiums and ticketing concourses.

The Ruckus ChannelFly, another technology to be used, enables the AP to automatically pick the optimum 2.4 or 5 GHz channel. When density circumstances change because of the ebb and flow of the crowd in a stadium, the AP can quickly select another optimum channel, hence, improve overall network performance.

In wide open areas such as beach or parking lots, where Ethernet wiring is impossible, Ruckus SmartMesh Networking technology enables APs to automatically establish resilient wireless connections between each other, resulting in the extension of the wireless network to locations beyond the reach of cables in minutes.

"Ruckus high-capacity Smart Wi-Fi solutions meet the demanding and stringent access, performance and security requirements of the Games' network. As the only distributor in Myanmar of Ruckus Wireless, Frontiir has in-depth understanding of Ruckus's technological capabilities," said Frontiir CEO Godfrey Tan.

Myanmar last hosted the SEA games in 1969.