AT&T, Sprint to use Cox Business, InSite network at Las Vegas Convention Center

Cox Business and InSite have partnered with the Las Vegas Convention Center to help ensure a better convention experience for wireless customers as they navigate the venue´s 3.2 million square feet.

AT&T (NYSE: T), Sprint (NYSE: S), and a third major wireless carrier have signed agreements to launch this service powered by Cox and InSite on the new state-of-the-art distributed antenna system (DAS).

Over the last 18 months, the site of the CES trade show and other top-attended global conventions has boosted the number of WiFi access points from 166 to 2,100 in order to improve onsite access to wireless data.

The 2,100 WiFi access points, backed by redundant Cox Business 10 Gbps fiber connections, are fully operational and the new DAS will be completed by this time next year.

The DAS will markedly improve the performance for smart phones and mobile devices, as well as increase the cellular carriers´ network capacity and reliability of service, providing convention center attendees with better access to high speed video streaming, HD Voice, and video calling offered by the latest 4G LTE technology.

The DAS concept is built on the engineering principle that a linked network of low-powered, spatially separated antennas and repeaters providing overlapping coverage within the confines of an enclosed area improves cellular capabilities and reception, eliminates dropped calls and heightens the user experience.

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network.

InSite Wireless Group, LLC develops, owns, operates and manages communications wireless infrastructure facilities primarily for the wireless and broadcast industries.