JSE-listed Tsogo Sun has launched a free “high speed” WiFi service in each of its rooms across its hotel portfolio.
“Stay with us and enjoy WiFi that is reliable, secure, fast and free,” the group announced on its website.
The hotel chain provides the following daily data allowance:
- 750MB per room per day at its Deluxe hotels (54 on Bath, Beverly Hills, Palazzo Montecasino, Sandton Sun, Suncoast Towers)
- 500MB per room per day at its Southern Sun Hotels
- 350MB per room per day at its Garden Court hotels
- 250MB per room per day at its Stay Easy hotels
In all the hotels, these data limits are limited to a maximum of three devices per room.
“We were determined to get our WiFi offering right in terms of what our guests need – whether they’re business or leisure travellers,” said Graham Wood, Tsogo Sun hotels MD.
“Our Wi-Fi offering is free from the first connection and we have set the cap in our different hotels at levels that would suit even the most technophilic of our guests.”
The introduction of this value-added service to Tsogo Sun guests follows extensive specification of the technical requirements of providing free WiFi and the installation of an advanced system by service provider Alwayson, in the form of their Ruckus Wireless’ WiFi solution, the group said.
This system network offers access at the majority of Tsogo Sun’s locations, using 2.4GHz and 5Ghz channels.
Nico Pretorius CEO of AlwaysOn said: “The AlwaysOn solution at Tsogo Sun consists of more than 4,000 high performance, 802.11n dual band Smart WiFi Access Points with adaptive antenna technology to ensure optimal WiFi coverage and performance.”