Aerohive Solves Wi-Fi Concerns for Blue Tree Hotel’s 4,400 Rooms in Brazil
In late 2013, Blue Tree Hotels was selected by the World Cup to host delegations at their hotel sites in Latin America. Since they were anticipating dramatically increased usage from their Wi-Fi network, the hotel group began a project with SmartWave, one of our value-added distributors specializing in Wi-Fi and networking solutions, to replace their current controller-based solution with a network that could provide better coverage and quality for their 4,400 rooms across 24 hotel units in Brazil. SmartWave instantly pulled Aerohive into the project to provide the cloud-managed wireless solution for its high-density and high-demand environment.
During the start of the project, the main focus was the user-experience that guests had when using t the internet. To achieve guest satisfaction, they ensured the hotels had high quality wiring, robust switches, and a robust network of access points. Anyone that has experienced less than satisfactory service using hotel Wi-Fi knows how frustrating of an experience it can be. Excellent Wi-Fi is as important as running water for business travelers.
SmartWave filled in a difficult gap for Blue Tree Hotels with its technical skills installing and configuring Aerohive’s access points and HiveManager. With cloud-managed Wi-Fi, they could focus more on the access points and backend infrastructure over building out a Wi-Fi controller system with redundant backups.
“Aerohive made our management easier and brought a huge differential in terms of results”. – Eloir Cortês, IT executive manager, Blue Tree Hotels Group.
Thanks to Aerohive and SmartWave, guests can count on having fast and reliable in-room Wi-Fi connectivity.