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Wednesday, 4 May 2011
The fastest hotel internet in Thailand? That'd be Conrad Bangkok.
One of Conrad's 22 meeting rooms
As someone who virtually lives on the internet for work (yes, this IS work, jing jing) this news release is something that will have business travellers to Thailand whistling while they work ...
has made a decisive step toward being the best business hotel in Bangkok by upgrading
its internet bandwidth line speed throughout the 391-room hotel to 50Mpbs.
connectivity in business is an absolute necessity these days, and the Conrad
wants to make sure our tech-savvy guests enjoy the best technology facilities
that this city can offer,” says Manfred
Pieper, General Manager.
This is the second time since he came on board in August 2008 that
the hotel has undertaken an across-the-board speed upgrade. In January 2009,
the hotel moved up to 30Mpbs.
was a big deal back then, and this underlines how fast the technology is
changing. We have to anticipate those changes and invest in them on behalf of
our guests to exceed their expectations. Information is sometimes confusing to
guests because some devices’ capacity is advertised, not actual line speed. And
others have a fast line speed but it is a shared line, not an individual one. Anyway,
at 50Mbps our internet service is now two to three times the speed of some of our
The hotel has invested in state-of-the-art Ruckus ZoneFlex 2942
wireless systems, considered to be the world’s smartest 802.11g access points,
with no configuration required by guests.
”This smart system automatically steers your wi-fi signal to the
best route to avoid any signal interference and maintain high-speed integrity
without dropout,” says Pieper. “Our guests will also be pleased that it is
available on a complimentary basis in all our executive rooms, suites, executive
floor lounge, hotel lobby, swimming pool, and all our restaurants and bars.
That means it’s free in around two thirds of the hotel.” In public areas, the complimentary time limit is
one hour. Elsewhere throughout
the hotel the top-speed wireless can be enjoyed on a chargeable basis.