InterContinental To Become World’s First 5G Connected Hotel

Telecompaper | April 22, 2019

InterContinental To Become World’s First 5G Connected Hotel
While industry verticals are divided over the business cases and RoI of 5G, an international hospitality chain has found its calling and is getting ready to deploy 5G in order to improve guest services and its overall performance. Hotel InterContinental Shenzen in China has announced it is deploying 5G and that will make the 5-star property the World’s first 5G hotel. InterContinental Shenzen has signed an agreement with Huawei and Shenzen Telecom in this regard wherein Huawei is deploying the 5G equipments, solutions and the required infrastructure. Shenzen Telecom is providing the communications connectivity, the agreement reads. Deployment of 5G, the hospitality major believes, will allow the guests to enjoy customised and innovative services beyond just providing data connectivity. It will also help the hotel to cater to the needs of the guests promptly and overall, improve the guest service experience.

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