Aruba Networks has completed the installation of wireless LAN at Ezdan Hotels West Bay in Qatar.
The project is one of the Middle East’s largest wireless LAN projects in hospitality in the Middle East, says Aruba Networks. It supports more than 32,000 Mobile Devices across 3,000 guest rooms and hotel facilities.
Aruba was selected because of its ability to centrally manage and automate labor-intensive tasks, said Ezdan Hotels West Bay officials. This was particularly important given the large size of the property, which made manually configuring and maintaining Access Points (APs) a significant challenge.
The project was carried out with the help of Qatar Datamation Systems (QDS), Aruba’s integration partner in the region.
“Today Wi-Fi is an essential technology to satisfy travelers 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 vocalize their dissatisfaction if the wireless quality is not up to mark,” Habbouch added. “Aruba’s enterprise-class mobility solution has enabled Ezdan to provide its guests with hassle-free, secure and reliable Internet access.”
QDS completed the deployment in just three months without affecting hotel’s operations. QDS installed Aruba wireless across the entire facility including guest rooms, banquet halls, parking, pool and additional guest areas.
The Hotel utilized 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.
With Aruba’s solution in place, Ezdan Hotels West Bay now has complete visibility and control of the network and devices on it from a single, easy-to-use interface, officials at the Hotel said.
The Hotel’s IT Team has also added comprehensive real-time monitoring capabilities to streamline troubleshooting and remediation by implementing Aruba AirWave Network Management.