Introduction to bandwidth management
Whether your business is a hotel, restaurant, sports arena, transportation hub or the like, operators are facing unprecedented demand on bandwidth. With many users carrying multiple Wi-Fi-enabled devices and expecting Internet access for each one, it becomes crucial to manage bandwidth properly. Bandwidth management allows you to control the amount of bandwidth available to your patrons. Used correctly, bandwidth management ensures that each user receives a fair share of bandwidth. The need to balance bandwidth usage can often cause network managers to resort to adding bandwidth, accelerating network traffic or cutting off access to applications – but these approaches are short term in nature, not cost effective and can actually contribute to network congestion.