Through the agreement with Telenor, Nordic Choice will now receive broadband with a capacity of up to 1 Gbps to its hotels in Norway and Sweden. The higher capacity will be used for hotel operations and WiFi zones for hotel and conference guests at the chain's Nordic hotels. The capacity also enables innovation around new and exciting services in the future.
'The agreement we have entered into with Telenor is an important step in our strategic IT initiatives. High internet capacity is a prerequisite for meeting the usage needs of guests. The usage pattern of guests is constantly changing, and today's hotel guests often have between three and five devices that require high capacity internet access. In the short term, the agreement ensures that 170 Nordic Choice hotels are able to deliver the best internet access on the market to their guests and employees, and we're proud of that,' says Steinar Lien, Product Manager at Nordic Choice.
The agreement is a continuation of the strategic cooperation between Nordic Choice and Telenor that thus far has included fixed and mobile telephony, VoIP, SMS services, WAN and WLAN (WiFi zones). With the new agreement, the hotel chain's data infrastructure is being brought together on a single network.
'We are very pleased to be chosen in a competition against the largest Nordic IT companies operating in the market. This is an important continuation of our existing cooperation with Nordic Choice,' says Bjørn Ivar Moen, business market manager at Telenor.
Telenor also intends to develop 4G coverage at the largest Nordic Choice hotels during the course of the contract period, in order to meet users' increasing use of data.
Innovative hotel chain
Nordic Choice is a creative and innovative hotel group. In 2011, the company created hotel history with the opening of Comfort Hotel Xpress in Oslo. T
he hotel was the world's first to combine check-in kiosks, mobile check-in online, and room keys on mobile phones.
'Choice is an inspiring collaborative partner. We challenge each other to develop innovative solutions, and we look forward to being part of the further development of the hotel group's communications solutions,' says Moen.For further information, please contact:
Nordic Choice, Product Manager Steinar Lien, Tel. 976 54 185, email@example.com
Nordic Choice, Director of IT Lars Evensen, Tel. 916 00 288, firstname.lastname@example.org
PR Manager at Telenor Norway, Kristin V. Tønnessen, Tel. 934 80 648, email@example.comFacts about Nordic Choice Hotels:
Nordic Choice Hotels is the largest hotel group in the Nordic region with 170 hotels and 12,000 employees in Scandinavia and the Baltic. The company markets the chains Comfort, Quality Hotels, Quality Resort, Clarion Collection, and Clarion, as well as 9 unique hotel gems within Nordic Hotels & Resorts. All hotels have environmental certification in accordance with ISO 14001.