LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As you read this, how many Wi-Fi devices are around you? We get it. We live in a world where we cannot live without Wi-Fi and are in search of it no matter where we are.
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Mobilitie, LLC, are continuing to enrich the mobile experience through Wi-Fi. Now when visiting Las Vegas, whether for business or pleasure, you can find high-density Wi-Fi throughout MGM Resorts International destinations with the completion of the roll out at Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor and Excalibur, all with the same quality Wi-Fi as the Company's sister properties. The installations cover the low-rise public spaces – including pools, casinos, lobbies and restaurants – any place a visitor may wish to have mobile service.
The Wi-Fi rollout began with Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay including THEhotel, and The Mirage, all completed at the end of 2012. The Wi-Fi at ARIA, Vdara and The Shops at Crystals, that launched with CityCenter's opening in 2009, has been integrated with the new system so guests have seamless Wi-Fi connectivity when traveling from resort to resort and the same customizable Wi-Fi experience and bandwidth options, regardless of which property they are visiting.
The dramatic increase of Wi-Fi demand prompted MGM Resorts International to develop, design and install this next-generation, dependable system that can service the millions of guests, visitors and conference goers who pass through these properties annually. To accomplish this, the Company worked with the top technology partners who have proven experience in deploying dynamic, customer-centric Wi-Fi service on a large scale. As you may know, not all Wi-Fi is created equal.Understanding the needs of the mobile user, MGM Resorts collaborated with Mobilitie, LLC, a leading provider of wireless infrastructure in the U.S., and Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) to develop the highest-performing wireless network in the Hospitality industry within these large, complex buildings. The high-tech capabilities allow travelers with multiple wireless devices to enjoy quality Wi-Fi and superior opt-in services, including a state-of the-art interactive wayfinding resort map at Bellagio, on-site restaurant wine, cocktail, beer and dessert menu apps at select properties, and on-site promotional offers at these iconic Las Vegas resorts. While visiting any of these MGM Resorts destinations, guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi in the public spaces with the option to upgrade to higher bandwidth, ensuring that everyone has the wireless experience of their choice.