Italian Hotel Uses Pandemic as Opportunity to Upgrade Its In-room WiFi

Although the pandemic has been an existential challenge for many hospitality businesses, it has also offered them a chance to review and upgrade their service offerings to meet customers’ modern needs. The Tursport Hotel Residence in southern Italy consulted with its system integrator TeleSecurity SRL for a network refresh. The hotel’s top priority: guaranteeing strong, smooth wireless connectivity in every suite and apartment, sufficient to support the rooms’ smart TVs and guests’ mobile devices. Separating the data of guests from the corporate side was also critical, as was strict GDPR compliance and perimeter security. Delivering high-performance WiFi started with installing Zyxel’s NWA1302-AC APs, ideal for guest room installations, and its NWA1123-ACv2, specially designed for large spaces. These devices can be managed anytime, anywhere via Zyxel’s cloud-based NebulaFlex. Meanwhile, the hotel deployed Zyxel’s GS1920 Smart Managed Switch and XS3800 fiber core switch, both of which are tailored for aggregating networks such as those of SMEs. What’s a stay at the Tursport Hotel Residence like now? Every guest room has perfectly functioning smart devices and every guest has high-performance WiFi. Furthermore, the network’s optimized structure supports the use of VoIP equipment on dedicated VLANs, and the ATP 700 firewall keeps all data secure and the network safe from cyberthreats.

Nebula has allowed us to revolutionize the network of the Tursport Hotel Residence. It’s been modernized to fulfill all the new needs of customers, readying the hotel for a prompt return to business.

Antonio Bruno
Technical Manager, TelesSecurity SRL

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