According to a survey by Microsoft, 70 percent of workers want flexible remote work options to continue, but over 65 percent still want more in-person time with their teams. This requires accommodations, whether that be a traditional office or a coworking space. Building owners have a timely opportunity to create better experiences to attract tenants while adding more revenue streams by offering fast, reliable managed Wi-Fi in these shared office spaces.
Within coworking spaces, it’s not an option for individual organizations to have their own broadband contracts, and Wi-Fi is provided as a tenant utility. As the service provider, this puts the responsibility of delivering a high performance service that satisfies tenants onto the property manager or landlord. In the same way that a hotel or coffee shop is chosen, tenants will consider the strength of its Wi-Fi experience as a key amenity.
Shared office spaces add a new level of challenges for building owners managing different tenant types and bandwidth requirements, all while needing support for facilities management and IoT devices. These buildings require excellent quality internet throughout the property, private networks for each group for access to secure and separate traffic and flexibility to provide connectivity to new tenants, from day one of their contracts.
From coworking spaces to mixed use office suites, managed Wi-Fi delivers the internet connection, security and performance necessary to satisfy tenants’ requirements for a highly reliable, high-speed, secure service. Nomadix Managed Wi-Fi offers benefits for providers, tenants and patrons in a variety of office environments. Let’s take a look at some use cases:
A tailored service for each tenant
The typical office building may house any number of businesses: a small law office, a growing architectural firm, many startups or a bustling corporation that spans a few hallways and floors. Each business has different bandwidth and user provisioning requirements. Our managed Wi-Fi provides the flexibility for a building to provide a service tailored to each tenant’s room, shared meeting space and common areas. Simultaneous presentations, hybrid meetings, video/music streaming and high-bandwidth activities are supported without hiccups on the network.
In the same way that individual private offices are locked in a shared office space, the internet connection should also be highly-secure, with each organization’s traffic segmented, attributed to the firm and accurately billed. Using Nomadix Managed Wi-Fi provides each organization with a one-time password or QR code to access the Wi-Fi, and the service provider can choose from a number of secure authentication methods. From then on, the bandwidth used is attributed to their account and charged, so that, for example, a professional services firm with a modest requirement isn’t paying for the media firm next door, which is streaming high capacity content all day long. Another benefit of this single sign-on capability is that returning users are remembered. Separate, guest Wi-Fi channels for visitors are also provided, segmenting their traffic and not compromising the user experience for permanent tenants.
Managed Wi-Fi makes it easy for property managers or their IT providers to have control over the building network, and they can easily add or remove and extend the service to new rooms or floors. Bandwidth management gives them the ability to control who can use the Wi-Fi and who has what capacity, ensuring that everyone has great connectivity and pays for what they use, at any hour. Moreover, Nomadix Managed Wi-Fi allows any faults to be identified, with failover to switch automatically and seamlessly to a reliable backup system, in the event of an outage.
Management companies are increasingly adding connected IoT devices such as smart door locks, hosted telephony and CCTV to add efficiency and security to office buildings. These can be added to the same secure network to support the building’s security, facilities management and reception teams.
Additional revenue streams
Boost revenue by becoming the “internet provider” – without the stress of actually being the carrier. Using a reputable managed service provider shifts all the costs and worries to a third party. Nomadix Managed Wi-Fi takes care of delivering internet and maintaining service levels, all while generating a minimum $10 per month per 1,000 square feet of reserved office space for virtual meetings and connectivity to the internet. With an enterprise Wi-Fi solution, employees can “Zoom” or “Webex” from their reserved office to the diverse common or open areas without being disconnected.
Any type of office space can benefit from our integrated solution for managed internet, which is easily extendable and equally as efficient as new floors, organizations and devices are added.
Speak to a member of our team for more information about Nomadix Managed Wi-Fi for workspaces.
Speleos Dravillas is Chief Revenue Officer and responsible for Nomadix’s go-to-market strategy and revenue growth through the execution of technology integration partnerships, strong channel and customer relationships, and industry alliances. He also is responsible for global sales and channel growth strategies and their plan executions.