Center Parcs: Pretty fly for a Wi-Fi

Center Parcs has invested over £3.5m in upgrading its Wi-Fi and bandwidth across all of its UK villages.

With the increase of devices being used by delegates, the rise in social media interactions across multiple platforms at events and the new ways in which content is being delivered digitally, the investment means clients and delegates will now receive a faster, more reliable and free service that has the required bandwidth to allow uninterrupted video streaming.

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As a result of the upgrade, each village’s Wi-Fi bandwidth has increased from 100mbps to 400mbps with further capacity to reach 1000mbps if required. The free Wi-Fi service has been extended to all units of accommodation, as well as in all central buildings and restaurants.

Philip Coe, head of projects and applications at Center Parcs, said: “Wi-Fi is a key requirement at events and the expectations of a venue’s Wi-Fi infrastructure and bandwidth are increasing all the time. With the rise in social media and the number of devices delegates now bring with them to conferences, not to mention the new ways that digital content is being delivered at events, it was imperative that we upgraded our Wi-Fi infrastructure and bandwidth to be able to offer a faster, more reliable service.

“As part of our investment, over 900 individual internet access points have been installed at each of our villages to allow a seamless internet browsing experience for clients and delegates. Now, over 2,000 Wi-Fi connections can be simultaneously connected with a seamless browsing experience at each of our sites.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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