LAS VEGAS, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Business announced today that it won a seven-year contract to provide voice, data and video services for the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center covering 3.3 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide. Chosen for product and customer experience excellence, Cox Business is set to begin service to some of the world's largest conventions and special events this fall.
The contract has revenue projected at $12 million per year, based on previous contract records and sales projections. 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. In addition, Cox Business will facilitate the installation of a state-of-the-art 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 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."
"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 ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.
Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 300,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is one of the largest providers of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports and has been consistently recognized for its leadership among small/midsize business data service providers. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports one million phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for seven years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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