Comcast Business today unveiled WiFi Pro, a comprehensive Wi-Fi solution that includes cloud-based controls, marketing tools and other advanced capabilities. WiFi Pro is designed and built for a wide range of businesses such as SMBs and enterprise branch locations.
According to Cisco, Wi-Fi devices will power a majority of all Internet traffic by 2017, and a 2015 study by Tech Pro Research found that 74 percent of businesses are using or are planning to use "bring your own device" (BYOD) policies. These, and other trends in consumer and employee behavior are causing demand for Wi-Fi to grow exponentially. WiFi Pro was built to enable businesses to serve both guests/patrons and employees.
It provides two high-performance commercial Wi-Fi networks – a private network for employees and a guest network for visitors and patrons – providing additional security, and leverages the latest AC chipset to support the fastest Wi-Fi speeds and expanded range.
"WiFi Pro offers simple management and features to SMBs and distributed enterprises that were previously only available to headquarters and other large office locations, enabling a better employee experience and customer engagement," said John Guillaume, vice president of Product Management at Comcast Business. "The additional marketing features allow SMBs and enterprise branches to create a more personalized experience through Wi-Fi to help drive customer retention and revenue growth."
As a managed solution, the equipment and access points for WiFi Pro are installed and managed by expert technicians, allowing business owners and IT managers to focus on running their businesses. The service can be managed on a smart device via a mobile app or an online portal that give businesses advanced capabilities like on-demand activity reporting and network configuration controls to set schedules and allocate bandwidth. In addition, SMBs and enterprise branch offices can utilize marketing tools such as custom splash or landing pages to help attract new customers and encourage repeat business.
WiFi Pro complements Comcast Business’ full range of Wi-Fi offerings, including managed WiFi from Comcast Business’ new Enterprise Solutions unit, which was announced in September 2015. For more information, visit http://business.comcast.com/wifipro.