Good news for the live bloggers at VMworld Europe 2010. I was checking the website of the Bella Center (www.bellacenter.dk) and I noticed there will be WiFi available free of charge;
Bella Center has installed wireless network access in its conference facilities (meeting rooms, auditoriums and rest areas) that participants can use free of charge. Bella Center has setup "access points" and supplies internet access. However, participants must furnish their own security via VPN or the like.
There will also be free access to the wireless network in the halls at some fairs and exhibitions. However, we recommend that you always purchase a cable connection if you require a stable and secure connection.
More technical information about the Internet facilities can by found at www.bc-it.net;
A comprehensive network with multiple options is available in Bella Center. More than 75km of cable network is installed in Bella Center and internet connections is therefore available anywhere in the center.
Since Bella Center each year host different forms of exhibitions and congresses, the products can be delivered to match the requirements:
Copper lines which satisfies most with speeds up to 100 Mbit/s.
Fiber optics when copper is not enough anymore, and speeds need to go even higher.
Wireless network when mobility is the keyword. As standard Bella Center offers wireless coverage in the Congress area and meeting rooms.
Bella Center have redundant fiber optics connections, which for the sake of redundancy is connected to 2 different ISP centrals. Daily the maximum speed is 200/200Mbit/s (meaning 200Mbit in each direction) which is distributed between the many customers in Bella Center.
But if 200 Mbit is not satisfactory, we can easily increase the bandwidth to 1.000/1.000 Mbit.
I also picked the right hotel (Copenhagen Strand) for my stay during VMworld;
Hotel Copenhagen Strand - A charming maritime hotel
The 3 star Hotel Copenhagen Strand is housed in one of the harbour front's original warehouses, dating back to 1869. The interior design reflects a rustic, lightly maritime style making it one of the city's most charming hotels with a fantastic atmosphere.
Hotel Copenhagen Strand has 174 cosy and well equipped rooms all with high speed internet. The hotel is located close to Nyhavn and the shopping street Strøget, and has easy access to Ørestaden, Copenhagen's airport, metro and busses.
So I will keep my blog up to date during the congress...