In the hospitality industry, guest WI-FI must be fast, stream all media and support all devices. The deployment of the network needs to be fast and effective as well.
Connectivity is vitally important to hospitality owners because when guests are satisfied with their WI-FI they give high ratings and make return visits.
What are the 3 key WI-FI features for hotel guests?
- High-speed connection
- One-click access
- Seamless connection through the entire property, whatever the facility
Today’s guest wants to be online from the minutes they reach the property and stay connected everywhere: their room, the restaurant, the pool, the rooftop, the fitness centre and the conference centre regardless of the nature of their stay: business or leisure.
What are the 2 critical considerations when planning hospitality WI-FI networks?
- Choose the right access point
Access points have to be future proof while enabling backward technologies to connect. The choice between corridor APs (historic way of rolling our WI-FI in hotels) or wall plates (an “in-room” approach) will be crucial.
Corridor installations provide the internet signal from the corridor to the room. Wallplates’ direct connection within each room access a short distance, offer higher uplink throughput to post any media and interact on the web at a faster pace. With the limited numbers of IP sockets on the room and increasing demand for connected devices in hotels, this is the solution that hotels should definitely consider.
2. Invest in the network
Investing in the network will pay a high return. Besides the capital investment, the operating expenses attached to the network management and usage all factor in. Therefore, evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is more important than the initial hardware investment.
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