Aruba completes Ezdan Hotels West Bay Wi-Fi rollout in Qatar
Company claims infrastructure is ‘one of Mid East’s largest wireless networks for hospitality sector’
Aruba Networks today announced it has completed "one of the Middle East's largest wireless LAN projects in hospitality" at the 3,000-room Ezdan Hotels West Bay in Qatar.
The company deployed Wi-Fi services across the facility, claiming the wireless overlay design "dramatically cuts network cabling costs".
"Today Wi-Fi is an imperative technology to satisfy travellers who expect to stay connected at all times," said Samer Habbouch, territory manager, Qatar at Aruba Networks. "Although most guests expect Wi-Fi to be a free service, they are quick to vocalise their dissatisfaction if the wireless quality is not up to mark. Aruba's enterprise-class mobility solution has enabled Ezdan to provide its guests with hassle-free, secure and reliable Internet access."
According to Aruba, its integration partner, Qatar Datamation Systems (QDS), completed the installation in three months, while the hotel continued to operate at full capacity. The deployment included guest rooms and banquet halls, as well as parking and pool areas.
"Each AP [access point] was strategically deployed to extend wireless coverage to more than one room, reducing the number of APs and installation time to reduce overall cost," Aruba said in a statement. "The hotel utilised Aruba Mobility Controllers, giving its IT team the ability to manage secure authentication, encryption, VPN connections, IPv4 and IPv6 services and wireless intrusion protection for more than 32,000 mobile devices simultaneously."