Don’t get me wrong, internet speed is important, it’s very important. Some users of hotels and conference centres genuinely require very fast internet and there are a few venues in London and around the country who can provide this (call us to find out which ones).
But much of the time, we actually don’t require super speeds. We need internet that’s going to work, that’s low latency and well structured. Once again, when it comes to internet, quality wins over quantity.
As I write this, I’m actually sitting in a conference room in Nigeria. We’ve paid for really fast internet and, as promised, that is what we have. The streaming video has actually been remarkably stable despite the regular power cuts. But we’re struggling to manage and preview the streams because the ‘quality’ of the network isn’t up to it.
The problem is, it’s very difficult to measure quality of internet and network. You’re going to find out how good it is when your guests all try to log on at the same time. Or you can just call us and we’ll tell you where has the best networks.