LAS VEGAS, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications' powerful network, engineers and service technicians are prepared for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, held annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Last year, CES hosted more than 180,000 attendees, 4,400 companies and 1,000 speakers.
The LVCC and the world's top technology companies at CES require high-capacity bandwidth to power up booths that are as large as a city block. The Cox Business and affiliated Hospitality Network teams consult all CES exhibitors on the best wireline and wireless connections for their needs, from the largest most sophisticated activations, to staple 10x10 booths. We work closely with other LVCC building partners to ensure their services and staff have the appropriate Internet connections.
At CES 2018, Cox moved more than 8.6 terabytes of data on the show's WiFi network alone and nearly 40 terabytes of data in total internet traffic, across more than 288,00 devices, averaging two hours per device. Cox also supports the 14-screen, seven-location digital signage network within the Convention Center facility, including two new 40-foot LED screens in the concourse, and creates and manages the displayed content.
"At one of the world's largest technology shows, guests and exhibitors expect premium bandwidth and connectivity, whether on WiFi or wireline," said Pat Esser, president, Cox Communications. "We're proud to work with the LVCC and city of Las Vegas to create a richer experience for visitors driven by the best fiber network and wireless connections available."
In addition to creating high-speed connections for businesses and homes when the best of CES hits the market, Cox powers all the wired and wireless infrastructure today on the Las Vegas Convention Center show floor at the Consumer Electronics Show via its Hospitality Network division. The Cox-powered telecom infrastructure that supports wired, cellular and WiFi devices at CES includes 2,100 WiFi access points, redundant 10 gigabit backbone internet connections and a distributed antenna system (DAS) equivalent to 14 cell towers inside the convention center.
In the last 10 years, Cox has invested more than $15 billion in infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, phone and high-speed Internet and home security and automation service to homes and businesses in the company's service area. To continue as a leader in broadband services and enable future growth, we will invest at least $10 billion in the next five years, with a focus on enhancing residential and business customers' experience. Cox has increased internet speeds more than 1,000 percent over the past 17 years and now offers gigabit service to 90 percent of homes in its nationwide service area.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.
About Cox Business
The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business provides voice, data, video and security services for more than 350,000 small and regional businesses nationwide, 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. Hospitality Network, an affiliate of Cox Business, assists clients in the hospitality and large venue industry to provide guests with the latest in technology experiences. Delivering first-class capabilities for more than 30 years, Hospitality Network has expertise in providing services including managed Wi-Fi, high capacity bandwidth, free-to-guest TV, VOD, in-room entertainment (IRE), digital signage and location-based services. For more information visit www.coxbusiness.com or www.coxhn.com
About the LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (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 more than 11 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. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.lasvegas.com.
SOURCE Cox Communications