abba Suites Bilbao
WiFi & TV over the same cables
When Abba Hotels Group were planning to install both TV and Ethernet cables around their new 4-star apartment complex in Bilbao, TRIAX stepped in with EoC (Ethernet over Coax), enabling both TV and WiFi networks to run over the same cables.
Four months after the opening of the apartments, Abba Group reports that customers have shown great satisfaction with the WiFi and no complaints have been recorded.
“The result of the installation is very good, the WiFi signal is remarkable and the casting system is working well.”
— Damian Melero
Chief Information Officer, Abba Hotels Group
Abba Hotels Group was expanding into Bilbao with 35 newly built 4-star holiday apartments. These had to be equipped with telecommunications services.
Their plans had been to make two separate installations: one with coax cable for TV, and another with copper cable (CAT 6) or optical fibre for the Internet.
TRIAX Spain presented the EoC solution to Abba’s IT Director Damian Melero, demonstrating the versatility of the product and the innovative G.hn Wave 2 technology that steers the network.
The possibility of combining the Internet service and the TV network, as well as being a totally passive system, attracted the interest of Mr Melero, who requested a live demonstration of the system.
“The installation of the End Points with WiFi has been very easy, each one takes only 15 minutes.”
Damian Melero, Chief Information Officer, Abba Hotels Group
After the demonstration, the IT team of Abba Group were able to verify the system’s excellent characteristics, namely its high bandwidth, low latency, and reliable performance.
The demo concluded with Mr Melero saying, “it seems you have the solution for my request – let’s do it with real guests…”
Only one coax cable network was needed to be installed around abba Suites Bilbao, instantly reducing costs and environmental impact.
A TRIAX headend was installed to handle the TV distribution, and a single EoC Controller steered a network of 35 End Points.
These provided reliable WiFi to each apartment, which could then be equipped with casting devices, a service that is proving highly popular with guests.
abba Suites Bilbao City Centre
The new abba Suites Bilbao City Center has 35 studios and apartments, fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy the perfect stay in Bilbao and to feel completely at home.
C/ Huertas de la Villa, 15
48007 Bilbao, Spain
Tel.: +34 946 46 50 55
C/ Casas de Miravete 24-B, 2º 1
28031 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 748 28 36