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Smart City Networks and Microsoft enter into operating agreement on Internet connectivity standards
Agreement ensures all Microsoft events receive standardized operations and service
Microsoft hosts multiple large-scale events across the country every year, including the Worldwide Partner Conference, Convergence and Microsoft Tech Ed. These events typically have a higher level of connectivity requirements and attract thousands of very tech-savvy attendees.
The agreement with Smart City Networks ensures that all Microsoft events will have a standardized level of connectivity and service, such as at least 500 megabits (Mbs) of bandwidth and fully redundant circuitry, at a Smart City facility. Plans for connectivity needs of any Microsoft event will already be known in advance, eliminating the need to negotiate event-specific connectivity contracts, and Smart City will be prepared to meet Microsoft’s technical requirements.
“Microsoft events are marquee events that provide a huge economic impact to the host cities,” said Mark Haley, president of Smart City Networks. “Yet, these events are big and complex to execute successfully. We are pleased to finalize this agreement, ensuring any Smart City facility will be ready to host a Microsoft event and provide the high level of networking, bandwidth and circuit redundancy that they require.”
About Smart City Networks
Founded over 25 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry. 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 37 convention and meeting facilities across the U.S., totaling over 17 million square feet of exhibit space. For more information, please call 702-943-6000 or visit: www.smartcitynetworks.com.