Note: This topic applies to the HTTP1.1 Release.
The following are example scenarios where Bandwidth Management can be implemented.
Network services can be tailored for each type of guest service at the hotel:
|||A basic hotel internet service which provides enough bandwidth for general web browsing and email traffic. This may be a free service.|
|||A premium hotel internet service which provides additional bandwidth for online gaming, messaging services such as Skype™, and video streaming.|
|||Conference facilities can be assigned a guaranteed slice of bandwidth for video conferencing, VoIP, file transfer applications, and collaboration tools.|
Business critical applications can be given priority over other applications. This can be further customized for each department, for example:
|||Helpdesk staff are assigned a policy which gives priority to remote access applications, such as VPN, VNC, and TeamViewer™, followed by VoIP calls and email traffic. General web browsing is given the lowest priority.|
|||The Marketing department’s policy prioritizes collaboration tools, such as Lotus Notes™ and WebEx Messenger™, and email traffic as equally important. General web browsing is given the lowest priority.|
|||A default policy for all other staff prioritizes email traffic over general web browsing.|
Bring your own device (BYOD) services can be limited to a specific bandwidth share per user, with access to some applications restricted to the point where they are virtually unusable.
|||Video streaming services, such as YouTube, are severely restricted for all devices, including BYOD. Within dormitories however, access is allowed but capped.|
|||Messaging services, such as Skype, are allowed unlimited bandwidth within dormitories.|
|||Online gaming services are restricted for all devices, including BYOD, from all subnets.|