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The city of Las Vegas bets on NTT for the largest private 5G network in the United States

Amidst the whirlwind of hotels, entertainment, games and restaurants, it’s easy to forget that Las Vegas is one of the most connected cities in the world.

Las Vegas ups its bet on mobile connectivity with the rollout of a private 5G network serve as an open platform available to local businesses, government and educational institutions to deploy solutions designed to enrich the lives of citizens and visitors.

“Our goal is always to make the City of Las Vegas the best possible community for residents and visitors by improving education, workforce development and safety,” said Michael Sherwood, director of innovation for the city of Las Vegas.

“To do this, we needed to expand our wireless capabilities and connectivity across the city, which is why the City of Las Vegas chose to work with NTT. With its wide range of capabilities, NTT enables the city of Las Vegas to become an important technology hub and a solid economic base.

Las Vegas started partnership with NTT in 2018taking advantage NTT Smart Solutions to improve safety, situational awareness, traffic jams and contraflow driving in the city using sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), big data and predictive analytics. In 2020, NTT and Vegas announced the extension of the Accelerate the smart project to include Smart Park use cases in multiple locationswhich has helped improve public safety and provide a better experience for citizens and visitors.

The new project will see NTT is working with partners to more than double the number of network access points (APs) across Las Vegas. The company noted that unlike most broadband radio spectrum (CBRS) deployments for citizens, who are in buildings or industrial, this network will extend into public spaces. It’s also the first network of its size to be open to third-party access points and end-user devices. This puts Las Vegas on the right path to becoming a technology hub for citizens and organizations within the city ​​limits.

The network is powered by what is said to be a first-of-its-kind open wireless smart platform from the global IT infrastructure and services company. The project involves the deployment and provisioning of NTT’s P5G to build what the tech company claims is the largest private network in the United States.

As a multi-party and multi-phase project leader, NTT will implement its P5G platform that encompasses LTE/5G network as a service that integrates security, control and privacy by design and enables enterprises and other customers to secure, scale flexibly and segment their networks.

P5G local area network (LAN) technology provider Celona is working with NTT on this project. One of Celona’s contributions is a software-defined operating model that can track key performance indicators for an open ecosystem of market-leading device and application vendors.

NTT believes that the Municipality of the City of Las Vegas, its stakeholders and its business community will benefit from the capabilities of a P5G network, including ultra-low latency, greater reliability, massive capacity, transparent security and flexible management.

As new use cases arise, the network will become a revenue-generating framework that can improve city results while supporting network maintenance, expansion, and improvement. This network model, along with the newly launched services and applications, can be replicated and marketed respectively in cities across the United States.

NTT expects that one of the first benefits for citizens after the rollout in the city will be the expansion of NTT Smart Solutions into new parks that will continue to provide additional security and park services.

“The City of Las Vegas network will drive innovation and be a model for cities and businesses around the world. Once implemented, this will be the largest open municipal network CBRS deployment in the United States,” said Shahid Ahmed, Group Executive Vice President of New Business and Innovation at NTT Ltd.

“With the support of NTT’s bespoke services, local organizations can use their own devices and develop their applications on the network. Across the city, residents and visitors will benefit from improved connectivity, safety and security, as well as access to healthcare and other essential services. »