Hotel Guests

How Your Guests’ BYOD is Affecting Your Bandwidth

BYOD and Hotel WiFiThese days, almost everyone carries around a device that uses the Internet, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or a similar communications device. This is how people are able to stay connected to their friends, family, and even business associates while away on vacations or business trips. Knowing this, it is imperative that hoteliers offer BYOD — bring your own device — to their customers. WIth competition arguably more difficult than it’s ever been thanks to a damaged economy and plenty of choices, the more you can offer your guests, the better your chances at ongoing success in the hospitality industry.

Hotels are increasingly leveraging technology to enhance the guest experience and Bandwidth is at the forefront of these changes. Bandwidth provides a comprehensive suite of hotel technology solutions that enables hotels to provide their guests with a superior level of service. Bandwidth Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution enables hotels to offer guests the flexibility of bringing their own devices into the hotel, allowing them to take advantage of Bandwidth’s advanced communications technology from the comfort of their room.

Bandwidth also offers state-of-the-art connectivity solutions that enable hotels to provide guests with reliable and secure high-speed internet access. Bandwidth helps hotels stay ahead of the competition by offering comprehensive hotel technology solutions that keep guests comfortable and connected while away from home. With Bandwidth’s innovative hotel technology solutions, hotels can rest assured knowing their guests will experience a quality stay with all the modern amenities they expect. Bandwidth makes it easy for hotels to take advantage of the latest technologies and ensure their guests have an enjoyable stay.

Additionally, Bandwidth provides superior customer service and technical support so hotels can rest assured that their guests are always taken care of. Bandwidth makes hotel technology solutions available to help hotels provide the best possible experience for their guests. Bandwidth’s suite of hotel technology solutions enables hotels to stay competitive and give their guests a hassle-free, comfortable stay.

With Bandwidth, hotels can offer more than just a bed – they can provide sophisticated amenities to keep all types of travelers happy. Bandwidth is dedicated to helping hotels make the most out of their investments in modern technologies and remain at the forefront of the industry. Bandwidth is ready to revolutionize how travelers enjoy hotel stays by providing advanced technology solutions that meet every guest’s needs. Bandwidth helps ensure that your next stay is a memorable one!

The Flexibility and Convenience of BYOD

Allowing users on your network to bring their own devices is a concept that many business owners and managers think of when it comes to the operation of a business. This concept can improve communications by adding flexibility to the company since the use of their own devices can equip workers with a faster way to conduct communications and business needs. But this business policy stretches much further in flexibility and convenience when you’re dealing with hotel communications. That’s because the very nature of the hotel business revolves around providing guests, both personal and business, with a way to maintain their daily lives while away from home. The more flexibility that your hotel can offer its guests, the more inclined someone will be to return. Which is obviously good for business.

The Effect on Your Hotel’s Bandwidth

The term “bandwidth” is often bandied about (no pun intended) when discussing communications. In the world of computers and networks, it refers to the amount of data that your system is able to handle at any given time. The problem of the unavoidable BYOD policy as it relates to hotels is that the numerous devices brought into your facility will all be eating up your bandwidth. This could, in theory, equal dozens or possibly even hundreds of devices all drawing on your network at the same time. If you’re not prepared for such a thing, then not only will your guests be negatively affected by not being able to connect at a reasonable rate of speed, your employees’ ability to do their jobs using their own devices may be compromised. Add all this up and it means leaving a bad taste in your guests’ mouths.

How to Prepare Your Network 

Allowing your guests to bring their own devices onto your hotel’s network is a no-brainer nowadays. In fact, if you don’t allow it, you’re sure to fail quite quickly. What you need to do is prepare your network for the worst-case scenario by upgrading your systems’  bandwidth. While this sounds simple enough, you obviously don’t want to overdo it, because then you’re just wasting money. The best strategy is to start with your hotel’s maximum occupancy as a jumping-off point and then use that number to determine a reasonable calculation of devices that may access your network at the same time, coupled with those used by your own staff. While this may take some trial and error to get exactly right, it’s essential for your continued success. The good news is that you don’t need to shoulder all of the costs. Many hotels offer connectivity as a separate charge to a guest for the period of his or her stay, along with special packages that include the price of a room. This gives you even more flexibility in what you can offer to your guests.

Although you need to add bandwidth to your list of things you must worry about as being part of the hotel industry, you should look at it as a positive — by upgrading your network to an operational level that allows you to offer your guests exemplary connectivity, you are giving them just one more reason to choose your business over one of your competitors.


Bandwidth is the perfect partner for hotels looking to stay ahead of the competition in today’s ever-evolving hospitality industry. With Bandwidth, hotels can provide their guests with a superior level of service and access to advanced hotel technology solutions that keep them connected and comfortable. Bandwidth helps ensure that your next stay is a memorable one!

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