Vienna International Airport launches customer.
Vienna International Airport operates a new mobile network in collaboration with Nokia via A1 Telekom Austria. This is a so-called "Pre-5G Campus Network", for which the airport is the first customer of the domestic telecom provider.
The network already uses essential features in the next generation of 5G mobile phones. Techniques such as network splitting and small cells ensure maximum security and a highly accessible and efficient mobile airport.
The A1 Pre5G Campus solution at Vienna Airport uses the ability to cut the network. In this way, the mobile network at the airport differs physically and logically between traveling broadband Internet and IT requirements at the airport itself. In this manner, the network ensures the safety of critical processes, regardless of the intensity of the passengers' mobile use.
Units such as luggage scanners, handling equipment or tablets can now be integrated into the airport's campus network. This ensures that responsible persons can always communicate even in an emergency.
The introduction of a virtualized data processing platform will leave all sensitive traffic at the airport. These additional computational resources close to users significantly reduce latency and transportable traffic in the applications.
"With over 25 million passengers and barely 225,000 aircraft movements annually, Vienna International Airport is one of the most important transport networks in Central Europe," said Flughafen Wien AG's Günther Ofner. With A1, we have found a competent digitalization partner and developed a solution that meets the requirements of the future airport, offering passengers the best possible customer experience and ensuring a high level of reliability for the apron processes. "