MGM Resorts Offers Better Wi-Fi

MGM Resorts International has partnered with Cisco Systems in order to provide guests with what the company is calling the highest-performing wireless LAN in the industry By: Mindy Poder
MGM is improving its Wi-Fi performance in public spaces and guestrooms. // © 2013 MGM Resorts
MGM is improving its Wi-Fi performance in public spaces and guestrooms. // © 2013 MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts International has partnered with Cisco Systems in order to provide guests with what the company is calling the highest-performing wireless LAN in the industry. The program boasts faster connectivity, providing longer battery life for mobile devices; automatic and convenient Wi-Fi connection; and the delivery of relevant and timely offers and news delivered to guests’ cell phones.

The Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage have all completed the Wi-Fi rollout. MGM’s other Las Vegas resorts — Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur — will install Wi-Fi this year. The installations cover low-rise public spaces including pools, casinos, lobbies and restaurants. Guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi in the public spaces, though an upgrade to higher bandwidth is available. Guestroom Wi-Fi installation has begun at MGM Grand, with completion expected in March. Mandalay Bay is scheduled to receive guestroom Wi-Fi next, and other resorts will follow.

The new Wi-Fi has the ability to support up to 120,000 concurrent users in Las Vegas, benefiting convention attendees. Conventions have the option to upgrade to a premium-level, guaranteed service and to customize Wi-Fi networks. Creating private Wi-Fi networks allows meeting organizers the opportunity to design targeted information, provide notes and reminders, update agendas and more. www.mgmresorts.com

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