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Better Event Broadband

Event Bandwidth Calculator

 

Demands for high speed internet have hit a fever pitch in today’s fast-paced, bandwidth chugging environment. Event applications are more robust than ever, consuming user’s cellular data packages and causing unwanted overages on mobile phone bills for both clients and companies. In addition, most registration areas and staff support lounges will require high speed internet for assisting with basic job functions, as well as up-to-the-second tracking of attendees.

With these applications requesting more input from on-demand, cloud-based services, almost every conference will require some form of supplemental bandwidth via in-house or contracted WiFi or hard-line connection.

While Vario offers satellite and microwave based Internet solutions to outdoor venues, most venue spaces, and all hotels will require supplemental Internet services be contracted through their in-house A/V company, period. While fees for such services can often be negotiated down, or removed entirely, if you are left footing the bill for bandwidth it is important to make an educated decision as to how much is enough, so as not to overpay for this necessary commodity.

We invite you to utilize our bandwidth calculator. Simply select the number of expected users and their usage demands.

Usage demands

Average – Casual web browsing and email
High – Streaming audio and web-based applications (cloud servers, VPN, etc.)
Extreme – Online learning applications, Live Stream, File transfers

Mobile devices

Most attendees carry a mobile phone, and a laptop or tablet device. They will expect that both devices will login simultaneously to the provided wireless network. This causes additional stress on the network and should be accounted for in your overall calculation.

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Here’s what to expect.

Most event attendees nowadays carry a mobile phone, and a laptop or tablet device. They expect that both devices will login simultaneously to the provided wireless network. This causes additional stress on the network and should be accounted for in an overall calculation of your program’s Wifi needs. Registration areas, staff support lounges, and many other public areas require high speed internet for assisting with basic job functions, as well as up-to-the-second tracking of attendees.

What you need to know.

While Vario offers satellite and microwave based Internet solutions to outdoor venues, most venue spaces, and all hotels will require supplemental Internet services be contracted through their in-house A/V company, period. While fees for such services can often be negotiated down, or removed entirely, if you are left footing the bill for bandwidth it is important to make an educated decision as to how much is enough, so as not to overpay for this necessary commodity. With applications requesting more and more input from on-demand, cloud-based services, almost every conference will require some form of supplemental bandwidth via in-house or contracted WiFi/hard-line connection.

Summary

Conference Wifi, power, liaison, and rigging fees, load in and out – hotels will usually add these expensive costs to your master bill, unless you specifically request to have them waived or reduced. Unfortunately, it is not as easy as just asking the question. Hotels and venues make these decisions based on your total program/event spend. Let Vario help you navigate possibilities with the hotel or venue of choice. Vario’s industry expertise, connectivity, and leadership allows us to navigate your program’s Wifi needs and maximize your efficiency in this respect and assist with virtually all other concessions, the right way for you. Insider know-how is paramount.

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