Cox Business to Upgrade Las Vegas Convention Center Network and Power Massive Facilities Expansion
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors voted to upgrade and expand Cox Business wireless and wireline services at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The renewed agreement includes an upgrade to the Wi-Fi installation in the existing convention space with new access points that power the latest 802.11ax standard. The renewed agreement also includes the design and management of a comprehensive Wi-Fi and distributed antennae system at the new $935.1 million, 1.4 million-square-foot expansion facility.
“The Las Vegas Convention Center is a world-class facility that demands world-class technology to deliver both a seamless operational experience and a premiere connected and entertained guest experience,” said Brian Yost, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Chief Operating Officer. “After working with Cox Business for the last five years and constantly fine-tuning performance, Cox Business and Hospitality Network have proven their ability to meet our specific needs and, more importantly, the evolving needs of our Las Vegas Convention Center clients.”
Cox Business currently provides high-speed wired and wireless Internet services to over 1 million square feet of convention, trade show and meeting room space in Southern Nevada and is uniquely qualified to extend its expertise to the new LVCVA facilities.
Cox Business (and its Hospitality Network group) serves more than 90 percent of the hotel and convention space on the Las Vegas Strip today, the Las Vegas Convention Center; the new Las Vegas Stadium, future home of the Las Vegas Raiders; UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center and is the exclusive technology integration/ telecommunications services provider at T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights, and the technology sponsor at Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the Aviators.
The LVCVA is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.