Cox Biz to upgrade Vegas convention center's network

March 12, 2019
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors voted Tuesday to upgrade and expand Cox Business wireless ...

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors voted Tuesday to upgrade and expand Cox Business wireless and wireline services at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The three-year, multi-million-dollar extension includes an upgrade to the WiFi installation in the existing convention space with new 802.11ax access points (APs). The renewed agreement also includes the design and management of a comprehensive WiFi 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. "For the last five years, 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."

"Our relationship with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority runs deep, with a commitment to constant technological innovation," said Steve Rowley, executive vice president, Cox Business. "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."

"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. Technology expansions and upgrades of this magnitude require a trusted partnership based on demonstrated success."

Cox Business 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.

Cox Business and its Hospitality Network group serve more than 90% 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 has nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide.