WiFi AS A SERVICE (WaaS)
Nowadays, people just expect WiFi to work—period. They don’t really care how it works, but they do expect it to always be available, be extremely fast, and always secure. Much like electricity and running water, wireless is a necessary utility, and individuals and companies are becoming increasingly dependent on it to be productive, efficient, and […]
Nowadays, people just expect WiFi to work—period. They don’t really care how it works, but they do expect it to always be available, be extremely fast, and always secure.
Much like electricity and running water, wireless is a necessary utility, and individuals and companies are becoming increasingly dependent on it to be productive, efficient, and happy.
With more and more applications moving to the cloud, when your WiFi goes down, your business goes down with it.
At TBL Telecom, we’ve been deploying large-scale wireless networks for more than 20 years now, and we’ve learned a lot. We’ve seen companies make big mistakes, investing money in wireless products and networks without the right design or a plan for future growth.
We’ve also seen wireless and mobile technology completely blow up and transform the way people live and work.
There is a better way for businesses—of all sizes, across every industry—to purchase fast, secure WiFi systems. That answer is by using managed WiFi subscriptions, also known as WiFi as a Service or WaaS.
Let me explain why.
What Is WiFi as a Service?
WiFi as a Service is a subscription-based service that combines three key elements: infrastructure, software, and managed services.
With WiFi as a Service, we have taken our proprietary methodology—developed over the last 20 years designing and installing large-scale wireless networks .packaged virtually every aspect of a high-performing, secure WiFi network into one end-to-end solution.
Our subscription includes:
Infrastructure – All of the hardware and equipment, from access points to firewalls, and even your ISP if needed.
Software – Centralized network management with real-time visibility, a customized guest captive portal.
Managed Services – 24/7 remote monitoring and troubleshooting of configuration issues, executive dashboards. Firmware upgrades and advanced options such as onsite support SLAs .
By using a subscription model, we are able to address the most common obstacles associated with enterprise-grade wireless networks:
Cost: This is the biggie. Purchasing the infrastructure and software for an enterprise-grade wireless network can make for one very large upfront capital expense, not to mention the ongoing costs associated with hiring highly specialized and skilled engineers to maintain everything after it’s been deployed. But with WaaS, you will be able to purchase everything you need, end to end, without having to compromise on performance/scope or even if you’re on a tight budget.
Short life cycle: How often do you upgrade your smartphone? The average user gets a new phone every 12-18 months. And typically after two life cycles, the technology in your pocket is completely different. That means that wireless networks start to become obsolete after just three years. At that point, you’re looking at a totally new WiFi design and new infrastructure, which can be very costly. With WiFi as a Service, you can upgrade alongside the technology as it changes so you always have the latest system in place.
Expertise: Wireless is a highly specialized skill-set. You can’t expect your IT department to have the training and experience necessary to deploy and maintain large-scale wireless networks. At TBL Telecom, that’s all we do! We’ve deployed over 1,000 wireless networks over the years, and we’ve got it down to a science—with a touch of art. Rather than try to hire someone with the necessary skill set—and pay them a correspondingly high salary—why not subscribe to a service that comes fully staffed with experts.
Security: In the old days of wireless, we used to be able to own and control every device that connected to the networks we deployed. But with hundreds of millions of smartphones just in Canada, we have to approach network security differently. In general, a lot of the devices accessing your network will not be owned by your business, but you still need to know who is accessing your network and what they are using it for. With a subscription, your network will always have the latest wireless security infrastructure and best practices in place to keep up with changing threats.
When your partner with a managed WiFi service provider like TBL Telecom, your company gets access to all the technical expertise required not just for designing and deploying your wireless network, but also for securing, monitoring, and updating it on an ongoing basis.
With subscription-based solutions like WiFi as a Service, purchasing secure WiFi is no longer complicated, stressful, or a budget nightmare.
Ready to get started? Contact us here to find out more.
TBL Telecom wireless expertise
TBL Telecom offers best in class WiFi Solutions with leading edge products providing 4th generation technology covering today’s needs for voice, data, video and new trend application such as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device…IPhone, IPad…etc.). WiFi Network infrastructures are carefully designed to match the quality of wired connectivity while addressing the reality of density requirements. The mobilization of applications, bring-your-own-device (BYOD), public hotspot access and software-as-a-service are driving substantial opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs) to help organizations deploy end-to-end mobility solutions
Today, the simplicity of connecting to a WiFi network is common, but what make it simple is the fact that proper design and study for coverage where done prior. TBL Telecom wireless specialist are trained and certified to make the experience of a new Wifi network, simple. Using specialized tools (EKAHAU) during a WiFi survey will determine proper coverage and a guaranteed wireless connection for the different applications.
Wifi Access point
TBL Telecom offers a wide range of access point to address multiple customer application with compliant
802.11a,b,g,n, ac access point and AX standard for increased bandwidth. Application can be cloud base or centralized with a physical or VMware base controller