Hotels and resorts are under increasing pressure to grow revenues and cut costs, while meeting guests’ growing needs for Internet connectivity. Fortunately, now there’s a simple solution to guests’ connectivity challenges. Even better, hotels can improve connectivity without raising prices or scaling back on guest services.
According to the United Nations (UN), the population of the world’s cities will rise by 700 million within the next 10 years. To keep pace with this growth, UN’s Smart Cities Council is promoting technologies that can create cities with enhanced livability, workability and sustainability.
The smart city concept includes smart buildings, transportation, health and human services, as well as public safety. With its unlimited bandwidth and terabyte speeds, fiber is the obvious choice for communications. But, did you know that fiber can also help build smart buildings and achieve sustainability goals?
In a recent letter to the FCC, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is pushing the importance of bringing high-speed Internet to more schools and libraries around the county.
According to the letter, students at every U.S. school should have access to Internet speeds of 100Mbps today, and 1Gbps per second by 2017. High-speed Internet is just as important to a child’s learning opportunities as chalkboards and textbooks. But, 72% percent of schools today do not have adequate Internet.
For college campuses, March Madness may be the most exciting time of the year. But, for campus network IT admins, it’s a real nightmare.
Imagine students from 64 universities all watching the NCAA basketball tournament games for a few weeks. They’re not only watching it on TV – they’re also streaming games in HD on their mobile devices, laptops and game consoles. These bandwidth-hungry users create a major challenge for the campus LAN.
The Internet of Things is not just the latest buzzword, it's a rapidly growing market. According to IDC, 212 billion "things" will be connected globally by 2020, with related spending reaching $8.9 trillion. What does this growth mean for the enterprise market?
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