Cox Business/Hospitality Network Provides Technology Services to Las Vegas CityCenter Development

  • Cox Communications
  • 01.18.10
Cox Business/Hospitality Network, a full-service, facilities-based provider of advanced voice, video and data solutions, as well as a leading source of in-room video and data technology services to the hotel-gaming industry, announced the provision of entertainment and business services through CityCenter’s advanced fiber optic network.

Marilyn Burrows, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Communications-Las Vegas, said, “We’re very proud to be able to provide our award-winning technologies and expertise to this iconic destination. Guests will experience the most advanced entertainment systems we can offer when they interact with Cox’s products and services.”

Cox Business/Hospitality Network designed and built two 10 gigabit fiber optic circuits to a telecommunications junction room at CityCenter that feeds Cox services to various endpoints at the 67-acre urban destination. The technology company is utilizing Internet protocol television (IPTV) to provide 230 channels of domestic and international television content - in standard definition and high definition - as well as video on-demand services to guestrooms at CityCenter. Nearly 75 of these channels provide commercial-free digital music for listeners of all ages and interests. Guests can even check their flight departures via the system.

IPTV utilizes the architecture and networking methods of Internet protocol, i.e. television programming delivered to the consumer over a broadband accessed Internet network.

Cox Business/Hospitality Network is also providing Cox High Speed Internet, Cox Digital Television and Cox Digital Telephone to CityCenter residences as well as shops and restaurants at the 500,000 sf Crystals retail and entertainment district. In addition, the company is providing data transport services for back office and enterprise use.

CityCenter is an unprecedented urban metropolis on 67 acres between Bellagio and Monte Carlo resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. CityCenter features ARIA, a 61-story, 4,004-room gaming resort; luxury non-gaming hotels including Las Vegas’ first Mandarin Oriental and Vdara Hotel & Spa; Veer Towers, the development’s only strictly residential buildings; and Crystals, a 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district. Vdara, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Veer Towers include approximately 2,400 residences total. Additionally, The Harmon, a 400-room luxury boutique hotel, is slated to open at CityCenter in late 2010. CityCenter also features a resident Cirque du Soleil production celebrating the timeless musical legacy of Elvis Presley; and an unparalleled Fine Art Collection with works by acclaimed artists including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, among others. CityCenter is a design collaboration between MGM MIRAGE and eight internationally acclaimed architectural firms including Pelli Clarke Pelli, Kohn Pedersen Fox, Helmut Jahn, RV Architecture LLC led by Rafael Viñoly, Foster + Partners*, Studio Daniel Libeskind*, David Rockwell and Rockwell Group, and Gensler. At the forefront of sustainability, CityCenter is one of the world’s largest green developments. ARIA, Vdara, Crystals, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Veer Towers all have received LEED® Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This marks the highest LEED achievement for any hotel, retail district or residential development in Las Vegas. The Harmon also is pursuing LEED certification.

Hospitality Network, LLC, an affiliate of Cox Communications Las Vegas, Inc. d/b/a Cox Business, provides state-of-the-art video on-demand, high-definition, digital cable and interactive television services as well as wired and wireless data solutions to more than 125,000 guestrooms in the world’s largest gaming hotels and resorts. Clients are located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi and other areas of the United States. HN also features iGuestbookSM, a high-tech, in-room interactive guest resource.

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves 6.2 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 pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For six years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunication; for four years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity; and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.



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