MGM Resorts International Completes Rollout of Next-Gen Wi-Fi

MGM Resorts International has completed its rollout of the hospitality industry’s largest high-density Wi-Fi network, it announced last week.

Launched in 2012 at Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage, the network is now available at all of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties, including the Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur, not to mention CityCenter’s ARIA, Vdara and The Shops at Crystals, whose Wi-Fi has been integrated with the new system.

“No one else in Las Vegas, and even the world, within the hospitality industry can offer the scale, quantity and quality of wireless services we now have available,” MGM Resorts’ Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer John Bollen said in a statement. “We implemented the same commercial-grade technology and design solutions used at last year’s Super Bowl and Summer Olympics to provide even better engagement with MGM Resorts’ world-class destinations. With this new capability and the right technology partners, we are developing and enhancing innovative products and services based on our customers’ needs, interests and preferences to deliver the best possible experience at our premier resorts.”

According to MGM Resorts, which is the only hospitality company in the country with this type of connectivity, the new system is the highest-performing wireless LAN in the hospitality industry, offering up to 30 percent faster connectivity and an “automatic” Wi-Fi connection that eliminates user hassle, not to mention longer battery life for users’ mobile devices — including smartphones, tablets and laptops, all of which can be simultaneously connected to the network.

The new Wi-Fi system currently offers complimentary wireless Internet access in all public spaces — including pools, casinos, lobbies and restaurants — with the option to upgrade to a higher bandwidth.

“The new and expanded Wi-Fi network … designed and deployed for MGM Resorts continues to set the standard for the optimal wireless experience at resort destinations by communicating directly with customers and providing a much more robust experience than a simple internet gateway,” said Bryon Davis, senior vice president of Wi-Fi strategy and operations for Mobilitie, the company that designed the network. “This capability is enabled by a variety of Wi-Fi-based solutions we are implementing on a large scale, bringing new opportunities to the forefront for MGM Resorts.”

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