Hotels in Dubai are being currently challenged by the DTCM to become the number one choice hotel for travelers all over the world. To achieve this goal, first-class WiFi networks in public areas of all hotel establishments should be provided to guests as soon as possible.
Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the main planning and development authority in the city for the tourism sector, is committed to making Dubai the number one choice for travelers worldwide. In 2013, the DTCM modified the legislative requirements for the availability of Wi-Fi access in public areas of all hotel establishments and announced a revision to Dubai’s hotel classification system, that will be implemented in Decembre 2016.
In order to meet the increasingly high expectations of visiting tourists, hotels in Dubai are expected to provide their guests with first-class WiFi solutions. All of the city’s hotel establishments, which were approximately 676 by the end of the first quarter of 2016 (according to the magazine Hotelier Middle East), were recently asked to prove by mid December 9th that they have the right criteria to be classified by the government as one of the finest accommodations in Dubai. One of the requirements needed by hotels for an excellent classification is well-functioning Wi-Fi connection in all their public areas, in addition to a precise definition of what their public areas are.
In the current fast-changing environment, hotels must improve their Wi-Fi networks to support the increasing number of Wi-Fi devices used by travellers. Furthermore, as the demand for bandwidth is also constantly increasing to support users’ online activities, hotel establishments must make sure that their wifi throughput is adequate based on the forecasted number of user devices. In order to meet this criteria, hospitality venues must provide users with a ubiquitous and well-functioning wireless network. In this respect, scalability is also an essential requirement as it enables networks to work properly when more client devices are added.
In order to reach this goal, hotels can adopt a cloud-based Wi-Fi management software like Tanaza to manage their networks and avoid troubleshooting and maintenance costs. Tanaza’s Wi-Fi cloud management software offers a wide range of features to help hospitality venues meet the needs of their clients and succeed in a fast and easy way.
From a technical point of view, hotels can also leverage Tanaza’s vendor-agnostic approach to lower the cost of hardware and installation as the software is 100% compatible with a large number of access points and gateways in the low and medium price range. Tanaza is also effectively scalable and enables hotels to easily manage tens of access points and scale as needed. Moreover, Tanaza doesn’t set a limit for the total number of concurrent users, Wi-Fi sessions, total logins from new and returning users and, by virtue of its captive portal and its cloud-based centralized controller, Wi-Fi guest access can also be easily managed.
Finally, Tanaza separates its client traffic from the networking management one making a 100% secure connection possible. Tanaza is the right choice for hotel establishments that need a first-class WiFi network that can be easily and quickly implemented and maintained.