Cox Business Gets Go-Ahead to Upgrade Las Vegas Convention Center Network
On March 12, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors agreed to move forward with an upgrade and expansion of Cox Business’ wireless and wireline services at Las Vegas Convention Center.
The renewed agreement includes a high-density network upgrade to the Wi-Fi installation in the existing convention space with new access points that power the latest 802.11ax standard.
The three-year, multi-million-dollar renewed agreement also includes the design and management of a comprehensive Wi-Fi and distributed antenna system at LVCC’s $935.1 million, 1.4 million-sq.-ft. expansion facility.
“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, COO of LVCVA. “For the last five years, Cox Business (and its Hospitality Network group) have proven their ability to meet our specific needs and, more importantly, the evolving needs of our Las Vegas Convention Center clients.”
Cox Business has been providing voice, data and video services for the LVCC since it was awarded a seven-year contract in 2013.
“Our relationship with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority runs deep with a commitment to constant technological innovation,” said Steve Rowley, executive vice president of Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications. “We’re excited to grow with the LVCVA as they expand their facilities and to work with them on keeping Las Vegas the most desirable destination for leisure and business travel.”
According to Cox Business officials, the company currently provides high-speed wired and wireless Internet services to more than 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 is honored to serve the Southern Nevada community for over 20 years,” said Derrick Hill, vice president, Cox Business Las Vegas. “Our commitment to excellence and the ability to deliver innovative technology has enabled us to provide technology services to pillar organizations like the LVCVA.”
Cox Business and its Hospitality Network group currently serve more than 90 percent of the hotel and convention space on the Las Vegas Strip, including the LVCC, Las Vegas Stadium and UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center. They are also the exclusive technology integration/ telecommunications services providers at T-Mobile Arena and the technology sponsor at Las Vegas Ballpark.