As far as the Exhibition Organizers have been able to discover, the problems with Wi-Fi on the first day of the Innoprom-2014 Exhibition were caused by two possible factors.
The first of these was the increased level of security that arose in connection with the arrival at the show of Russia's Prime-Minister, and the accompanying huge numbers of attendees.
The second factor was that a large number of Wi-Fi users didn't complete the authorization procedure. The telecoms operator Dom.Ru said that statistics show that 30% of connections were unauthorized, and as a result these users were left without any access to the internet.
Russian legislation stipulates that every access session to the internet must be by individual identified access – in other words, each individual has to register for access in the Dom.Ru Wi-Fi network. This procedure consists of very few steps, and takes less than a minute to complete. All one has to do is select the Dom.Ru network, open your browser, and on the authorization page which opens automatically choose one of the options – either “I am preferred user of Dom.Ru” or “I am a guest”. Guest access results in access speeds of 2 Mbit/sec. Subscribers to the Dom.Ru service get the maximum speed available from the network of 54 Mbit/sec.
Users of the latest generation of devices based on iOS or Windows Phone enjoy a simplified access procedure. When connecting to the Dom.Ru network, the browser doesn't have to be opened manually – the window opens automatically. The page adapts automatically to the device being used (smartphone, tablet), and this makes connection to the network a breeze.
On the first day of the INNOPROM-2014 Exhibition more than 5000 exhibition visitors connected to the Dom.Ru network, with the maximum number of consecutive users hitting a total of 2350 users.