How many times have you attended an event with a slow, patchy, or worst, non-existent WiFi?
These problems are often the result of congestion wherein a lot of users sap the system’s bandwidth to the point that it can no longer keep up with the increasing demand. Today, people expect reliable, fast, and stable WiFi connections every time they attend trade and business conferences. In fact, internet access at such events has become crucial to the point that their success depends on it now.
However, even though many business venues already have existing WiFi, it doesn’t give you the assurance or guarantee that it will remain reliable and strong enough once guests start pouring in.
Below are several factors that should be considered once you start planning your event internet.
Keep Up with Supply and Demand
It is very likely that people will be bringing several devices with them every time they attend an event. An average person can have two devices each. This means that if your event expects to have 500 attendees, your event internet should be able to handle 1,250 phones, tablets, and laptops that demand a signal.
Different areas also have different network demands. For example, at festivals, 10% of the crowd often goes online simultaneously. However, at conferences or parties, all attendees might have to log on at a time. The WiFi traffic’s volume is the primary consideration during your planning stage.
Get Optimum Coverage
Solid WiFi can make a big difference to your conference or event. However, this is something that must be seen instead of heard. Every time people start to talk about the internet connection, it is often because of the wrong reasons. Putting your trust in the technical capability of the venue puts you at risk of poor coverage overshadowing the beauty of your event. Advance planning is necessary to ensure that the main areas of the venue have a strong and good signal. But still, many venues might have black spots, making it impossible to move around while online.