Paris Aeroport, France

The Challenge

To increase passenger volume, meet stringent standards, and ensure mission-critical communications, highly efficient and operationally fast systems are essential for airports. With more than 200,000 workers using its communications platform, Paris Aeroport needed a solution that enabled it to consolidate all existing technologies with optimal performance and reliability. Excellent coverage, superior service levels and redundancy were crucial requirements.

The Solution

To solve this issue, a private 5G network was designed to enable new business processes along with devices to service a range of needs at the airport. This private 5G network, with voice and secure communications including Push to Talk provided full coverage for the airport, including external buildings, cargo and technical areas. The network met the business’ broadband communications, mobility, reliability and security requirements. It successfully delivers a highspeed service, catering for both traditional and specific telephony uses such as group calls or emergency calls, a well as file exchanges, and real-time photos and video. The network also opened up opportunities for new IoT applications through the connection of sensors for environmental, maintenance and passenger-flow purposes. In addition, the network was able to be used for short-distance communications with aircraft on the ground or during taxi phases for operational and entertainment file exchange.

Airport-wide Connectivity

Safety – A private, dedicated network allows airports to better control who has access to critical communications around secure areas. The ability to use applications like Push to Talk while working in dangerous locations will greatly improve the safety of workers on site.

Risk – Cyber security around airports is critical to ensure data and systems are operating under a controlled environment. A dedicated enterprise network provides airport operators with the ability to secure all IT and communications infrastructure within their own private network operated and controlled by dedicated resources.

Efficiency – Improved baggage and cargo management are just some examples of how airports and airlines can benefit from this dedicated connectivity. With a private high-speed communications solution airports are able to introduce more automation and further digitise their processes and work practices.

Community – With a dedicated network, airports and airlines are able to offer free connectivity services to those travelling or visiting the airport. Allowing access to free communication services will offer those travelling the ability to communicate with loved ones right up until departure.

Environment – Within increased efficiency across all operations, airports are now able to reduce carbon emissions, enabling them to track faster towards a net zero future. Digitising their processes from across the business will also allow them to measure more accurately how they are contributing to a greener future.