Cox Business has won a seven-year contract to provide voice, video and data services to the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.
The deal covers 3.3 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space across Las Vegas. Cox will start providing its services to some of the conventions and special events this fall. Based on previous contract and sales projections, the contact has revenue projected at $12 million a year.
Among the services Cox Business will provide under the agreement are wireline and Wi-Fi high-speed Internet networking services and equipment, voice services, private network options and advanced TV services.
“The LVCVA is committed to staying ahead of our competition and maintaining Las Vegas' status as the No. 1 trade show destination in North America,” said Terry Jicinsky, senior vice president of operations for the LVCVA. “We're excited to work with Cox Business to offer our trade show partners and their exhibitors and delegates the latest technology and exceptional customer service that helps them improve their business and tradeshow experience.”
In addition, Cox Business will install an interior 3G/4G cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which will improve cellular voice and data capabilities throughout the facility. The convention center is one of the main locations for the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.
“Cox Business provides communications solutions for many of the world's largest hotels and conventions centers located on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as numerous regional hospitality venues throughout the country,” said Steve Rowley, vice president of Cox Business field operations. “Our technology and industry experience in the hospitality industry is proven and will ensure the LVCVA continues to attract increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to Las Vegas.”
The LVCVA is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area.
Earlier this summer, Cox Business announced it would launch its Hospitality WiFi across its footprint this year. Cox has been offerings its business-grade Wi-Fi in Las Vegas hotels and casinos for several years, as well as in other portions of its footprint.