Hotels & Hotspots

Overview

A fast WiFi network is key for any high-quality hotel, and mandatory to enjoy the best on-line ratings in sites like TripAdvisor or Booking. The Bequant TCP Acceleration (BTA) helps to overcome TCP performance issues in WiFi networks to deliver better quality of experience. The BTA enhances video streaming downloads by hotel guests, access to distant content in their countries of origin and the uploading of their pictures and videos to the Internet.

The WiFi network in a hotel, technically speaking, is a particular example of a WiFi hotspot. Hotspots face performance issues due to the behavior of the TCP protocol in WiFi networks. Hotspots interference with other neighboring WiFi networks and the occasional network congestion add to the challenge.

Acceleration Results

The following chart shows the acceleration obtained in a hotel with Wifi Internet access. The performance of each individual TCP transfer is registered and the accelerated results are compared with the non-accelerated ones to obtain the acceleration percentage (the increase in average speed). The results shown are from the services representing the biggest percentage of the overall traffic mix.

Deployment

The BTA software runs on Bequant Nodes (BQN), which are transparently deployed as a bump-in-the-wire between the Internet router and the switch or router connecting to the different Wifi access points.

The BQN only needs to be on the path of the traffic to optimize and it is compatible with other network elements such as traffic policers and WiFi controllers.