Comcast Business launches WiFi Pro for SMBs and branch locations

Comcast Business has launched WiFi Pro, a Wi-Fi solution  — targeting businesses such as SMBs and enterprise branch locations.

The cable and broadband operator is betting big on the enterprise business. Recently, ABI Research said the size of the enterprise communications market will be $200 billion by 2020.

Wi-Fi devices will power a majority of all Internet traffic by 2017, according to Cisco. 74 percent of businesses are using or are planning to use BYOD policies, according to Tech Pro Research.

WiFi Pro, which enables businesses to serve both guests/patrons and employees, provides two high-performance commercial Wi-Fi networks – a private network for employees and a guest network for visitors and patrons – providing additional security.

“WiFi Pro offers simple management and features to SMBs and distributed enterprises that were previously only available to headquarters and other large office locations, enabling a better employee experience and customer engagement,” said John Guillaume, vice president of Product Management at Comcast Business.

Users can manage the service on a smart device via a mobile app or an online portal that give businesses capabilities like on-demand activity reporting and network configuration controls to set schedules and allocate bandwidth.

SMBs and enterprise branch offices can utilize marketing tools such as custom splash or landing pages to help attract new customers and encourage repeat business.

WiFi Pro complements Comcast Business’ Wi-Fi offerings, including managed WiFi from Comcast Business’ new Enterprise Solutions unit, which was announced in September 2015.

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