HONOLULU, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart City Networks, the nation's leading telecommunications provider for the convention industry, has signed a two-year contract with Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) at the Hawai'i Convention Center (HCC).
The contract stipulates that Smart City Networks is now the exclusive internet and data services provider for the facility and will remain as such through December of 2018. Since November 2016, when Smart City had completed an entire overhaul of the HCC's data and wireless capabilities in a record-setting 27 days, the tech company had been operating under an interim agreement.
"The network install and wireless upgrade were made priority in December to ensure that the shows and events taking place during that time were serviced accordingly," said Mark Haley, President of Smart City Networks.
In addition to the network and upgraded wireless equipment, Smart City had also placed a dedicated general manager and technician onsite to oversee the project. Smart City also enhanced the Wi-Fi that was positioned throughout the facility and implemented a complimentary Wi-Fi service in the lobbies and public spaces for casual use.
"Smart City's upgrades and the addition of the complimentary Wi-Fi supports AEG's efforts to continuously improve upon the services offered at the Hawai'i Convention Center," said Teri Orton, AEG's general manager at the HCC. "Smart City not only provides great technological services, but they also understand the importance of exceptional service delivery, and that is part of the spirit of Aloha."
About Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 19th largest employer in central Florida. Smart City Networks can provide wired and wireless Internet services, phone services and digital signage solutions at convention centers and meeting facilities of any size. Smart City Networks designs, installs and maintains data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with voice, video and data network engineering, security and monitoring. Providing technology services to over 3,000 conventions and meetings annually, Smart City Networks currently serves more than 35 convention and meeting facilities across the U.S., totaling over 17 million square feet of exhibit space. For more information about Smart City Networks, call 702-943-6000 or visit www.smartcitynetworks.com.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world's most elite venues, including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.) and BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas). Among the roster of world class convention centers and other facilities managed by the division are the Los Angeles Convention Center, Hawai'i Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Qatar National Convention Center, Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman), Sydney International Conception, Exhibition, and Entertainment District, Cairns Convention Center and Darwin Conventions Centre. Other venues include Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), MercedesBenz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ülker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the. For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.
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