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Ubiquitous wi-fi implementations in hotels: Key planning factors

Collins, Galen (2015) Ubiquitous wi-fi implementations in hotels: Key planning factors. White Paper. (Unpublished)

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The Internet has changed the way in which people work and live. Many when traveling expect to be Internet-connected at all times without being tied down to physical wires, just as in their offices and homes. Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) enables hotel guests with wireless-capable computers and devices to easily access high speed broadband networks within the coverage area. According to J.D. Power and Associates North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, hotels that provide fast, reliable Internet service receive high ratings from guests. Wi-Fi, initially deployed in public spaces, is now an expected room amenity. Providing reliable and robust Wi-Fi coverage throughout a hotel requires careful implementation planning for technical as well as business-related factors. This article identifies and discusses key Wi-Fi planning factors and their implications for wireless network architecture decisions in hotel environments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Wi-Fi, ubiquitous, hotels, planning factors, wireless network architecture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: The W.A. Franke College of Business > School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 21:50
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1906

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