Huge Demand for Access
“The six- floor shopping mall often hosts up to 10,000 visitors per day, with up to 1,000 shoppers at one time, making us the largest IT and electronics shopping mall in Singapore ” explained Sean Chia, Head of Advertising and Promotions for Sim Lim Square. “We hope to improve the shopping experience by providing free public Wi-Fi that covers the entire venue and provide uninterrupted internet access, especially in core public areas.”
A free public Wi-Fi solution should be capable of supporting the mall’s huge access demand. Each shopper should be able to enjoy a variety of demanding applications, including video chatting and streaming.
Severe Wireless Interference
With more than 500 retail outlets, almost all shop owners create private Wi-Fi hotspots for themselves, creating heavy wireless interference throughout the mall’s six floors. The free public Wi-Fi solution must be able to be readily available without competing with or interrupting these private networks, and vice-versa.