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IT&E provides managed WiFi to Guam Plaza, 2 Saipan hotels

IT&E on Monday announced the launch of its managed WiFi services. IT&E completed its most recent installation and now offers managed WiFi services to three hotels – Guam Plaza Resort & Spa, Kanoa Resort Saipan and Aqua Resort Club Saipan.

IT&E now offers complete, end-to-end carrier-grade WiFi service for businesses that is managed 24/7. Hotel guests will have access to fast, reliable and secure WiFi throughout the hotel property and in their rooms so they can share their adventure and stay connected to what matters most to them, the company announced.

“Today, the availability of WiFi in a hotel or business can affect a customer’s impression of their experience. Our managed WiFi services meets these needs by providing our clients with a WiFi solution tailored specifically to their business,” said Jim Oehlerking, chief executive officer of IT&E.

Sudipta Basu, general manager of Guam Plaza Resort & Spa, said IT&E’s managed WiFi services enable the resort to enhance the experience for its guests.

“Guests enjoy a seamless and fast connection everywhere on our property, including our shops, eateries, banquet halls, spa, and in the 505 guest rooms,” Basu said. “Good WiFi is a modern convenience travelers expect today, and we’re happy that we’re able to meet that expectation with a quality and secure solution provided by IT&E.”

Experts in the telecommunications industry in the region have taken notice of IT&E’s WiFi deployment in Guam and the CNMI, the company stated. Mark Badal, IT&E’s chief information officer, was invited to speak at the Wireless Broadband Alliance Asia Telecom Summit on Jan. 29 in Hong Kong. Badal discussed WiFi and 5G deployments and convergence on Guam and in the CNMI.

The alliance is an industry association formed to promote collaboration between operators in the WiFi industry. The alliance is made up of operators and technology providers, including AT&T, SK Telecom, Cisco, China Telecom, ComCast, Intel, TMobile, Google, Nokia, Microsoft, Panasonic, Huawei and more.

“It’s fantastic to see IT&E developing a WiFi/5G convergence strategy and adopt the Next Gen Hotspot/Passpoint to make their WiFi network seamless, secure and interoperable. WBA is looking forward to work closely with IT&E on driving NGH/Passpoint Wi-Fi services adoption,” said Tiago Rodrigues, general manager of the alliance, in the IT&E press release.

Next Gen Hotspot, or NGH, using Passpoint technology, allows users to connect easily without logging in multiple times to enjoy a seamless, automatic WiFi connection.

Source: https://www.postguam.com/business/local/it-e-provides-managed-wifi-to-guam-plaza-2-saipan-hotels/article_10a258e8-3e33-11e9-91b1-eb5cfe7e2ef1.html