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  • Hospitality Networking Solution Guide

  • Hospitality Solutions Network Infrastructure Configuration Blueprint ALCATEL-LUCENT ENTERPRISE 2

    Contents 1. Introduction...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    1.1. Purpose ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4

    1.1. Audience ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    1.2. Scope............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 4

    1.3. Acronyms ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

    1.4. Related documents .................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    2. Networking Requirements in Hospitality .................................................................................................................................................... 7

    2.1. Several systems and one converged network ....................................................................................................................................... 7

    2.2. High performance ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 8

    2.3. Network security and segmentation ...................................................................................................................................................... 8

    2.4. Mobility and unified user experience..................................................................................................................................................... 9

    2.5. Network analytics and business insight ................................................................................................................................................. 9

    2.6. Wi-Fi and PMS integration ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9

    2.7. Location-based services ......................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    2.8. Monetizing the network .......................................................................................................................................................................... 10

    2.9. The Internet of Things ............................................................................................................................................................................ 10

    3. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Solution Overview and Portfolio .................................................................................................................. 12

    3.1. General approach .................................................................................................................................................................................... 12

    3.2. LAN equipment ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 13

    3.3. WLAN equipment ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 14

    3.3.1. Medium and large deployments ....................................................................................................................................................... 14

    3.3.2. Small deployments ............................................................................................................................................................................. 18

    3.4. Policy Manager and Guest Management .............................................................................................................................................. 19

    3.5. Unified management ............................................................................................................................................................................... 21

    4. Business and technical use cases ............................................................................................................................................................... 23

    4.1. Small or two-star hotel – Use case 1 .................................................................................................................................................... 23

    4.2. Medium or three-star hotel – Use case 2 ............................................................................................................................................. 25

    4.3. Large or four-star hotel – Use case 3 ................................................................................................................................................... 26

    4.4. Very large or five-star hotel – Use case 4 ........................................................................................................................................... 30

    5. Key Features and Differentiators ............................................................................................................................................................... 33

    5.1. Features and use case matrix ................................................................................................................................................................ 33

    5.2. Node virtualization: Network optimization, costs savings, and more ........................................................................................... 35

    5.3. Zero-Touch provisioning ......................................................................................................................................................................... 37

    5.4. Radio automated and dynamic management ..................................................................................................................................... 39

    5.5. Wireless association optimization: Band and client steering .......................................................................................................... 39

    5.6. Role-based profiles: The User Network Profile ................................................................................................................................. 41

    5.7. DPI, uNP, Application Visibility and Enforcement ............................................................................................................................. 42

    5.8. uNP and Unified Access .......................................................................................................................................................................... 44

    5.9. Guest personal networks ........................................................................................................................................................................ 45

    5.10. uNP and IoT containment ................................................................................................................................................................. 47

    5.11. Guest management and PMS integration ....................................................................................................................................... 48

    5.12. Location-based services .................................................................................................................................................................... 49

  • Hospitality Solutions Network Infrastructure Configuration Blueprint ALCATEL-LUCENT ENTERPRISE 3

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    Figure 1: Converged Network ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Figure 2: Alcatel-Lucent Application Fluent Network approach ................................................................................................................................. 12 Figure 3: LAN Equipment portfolio ............................................................................................................................................................................. 13 Figure 4: Traditional three-tiered network ................................................................................................................................................................. 14 Figure 5: Simplified two-tiered network .....................................................................................................................