Networking specialist three6five receives top award from Ruckus Wireless

on 15 July, 2015

Johannesburg-based three6five has claimed top honours as Ruckus Wireless’s MEA Reseller of the Year at the vendor’s EMEA BiG DOGs channel partner awards, held in Rome in May.

Ruckus Wireless is a pioneer in the wireless infrastructure market, enabling carriers and enterprises to stay ahead of the exploding demand for high-bandwidth applications and services. This is the second year in a row that three6five has been the recipient of this award.


“Wi-Fi is a major and exciting growth area for three6five. Being recognised for growing the Wi-Fi presence across the African continent, where we have made significant inroads in the telecoms, education, retail and logistics sectors, is testament to our successful partnership with Ruckus,” says George Stylianou, chief operating officer at three6five. “We have invested heavily in training our people and equipping our in-house lab, and having the backing of Ruckus’ superb technology and support has been critical to our success in this space.”

James Calderbank, director of enterprise sales, EMEA, Ruckus Wireless, says: “Our channel partners have continued to take advantage of the high demand for enterprise WLAN solutions, ensuring strong uptake of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology across EMEA. The BiG DOGs show in Rome was the perfect stage to present these awards and celebrate the achievements of the channel.”

Ruckus Wireless has an extensive network of channel partners throughout EMEA. The annual BiG DOGs conference in Rome brings together partners to exchange best practices, learn more about the latest Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi solutions and receive excellent technical, sales and marketing support. The awards showcase the achievements of Ruckus partners as they continue to drive sales and increase the Ruckus Wireless footprint across the region.

“The demand for Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hotspots continues to expand across Africa and Ruckus Wireless products currently offer our customers a cost effective, versatile and agile alternative to traditional networking vendors,” says Tiens Lange, business unit director at WestconGroup Southern Africa. “We are proud to see our reseller partner three6five achieve the title of Ruckus Wireless MEA Reseller of the Year.”


Formed in 2009, three6five is a specialist IP networking service integrator and value added reseller that provides first-world services to enterprises and carriers across Africa. It prides itself on a rigorous approach to network implementation that satisfies its customers’ business needs. It fields a range of best-in-breed products to complement its strong technical skills, creating practical solutions for empowering African communications. For more information, visit 

Ruckus Wireless

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) is a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly expanding mobile Internet infrastructure market. The company offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor “Smart Wi-Fi” products to mobile carriers, broadband service providers, and corporate enterprises, and has approximately 52 000 end-customers worldwide. Ruckus technology addresses Wi-Fi capacity and coverage challenges caused by the ever-increasing amount of traffic on wireless networks due to accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Ruckus invented and has patented state-of-the-art wireless voice, video, and data technology innovations, such as adaptive antenna arrays that extend signal range, increase client data rates, and avoid interference, providing 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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