ABPCO has joined forces with event communications company Max Wi-fi to create a white paper entitled “What events must ask their venues about Wi-fi”. The paper follows the PCO wi-fi check list created by ABPCO in February this year as part of ABPCO’s Conference Cloud Campaign calling for free wi-fi for conference delegates.
The 1,000 word paper, written by Max Wi-fi Technical Director Richard Hughes, is designed to provide insight into typical issues that might arise and help PCOs and event planners ask the right questions to ensure that venues are providing appropriate wi-fi support for their event. It gives practical examples of the common issues faced by PCOs and delegates alike in an easy-to-read, jargon-free language. Examples include problems such as gaps in capabilities between downstream and upstream speeds, varying wi-fi connectivity areas and issues caused by sharing bandwidth with other parts of the venue.
The Conference Cloud campaign was launched in August last year and has since secured over 200 venue sites that have agreed to offer wi-fi free of charge to conference delegates and received more than 200 individual petition signatures in support of the initiative.
Copies of the paper are available on request from ABPCO on firstname.lastname@example.org.