As the use of smart devices increases, so too has travellers’ expectations to have access to secure, quick, free to connect to high-speed internet.
With an expected increase in passenger numbers, and the current network nearing end of life Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton Airports (AGS) has tasked Boston Networks with upgrading WiFi infrastructure at the three airports as part of an ongoing investment programme.
Boston Networks, a leading UK supplier of fixed and wireless networks, will be expected to upgrade AGS’s current WLAN networks to the Aruba OS8 technology, which comes with a myriad of benefits to help future-proof AGS’s WiFi.
It offers an always-on network with built-in features such as seamless roaming, load balancing and hitless failover. These features make it ideal for delivering the performance, user experience and security required to support an airport environment.
AGS’s current wireless infrastructure will be upgraded to a leading edge, centrally managed solution capable of supporting all corporate, third party and guest services, as well as the next generation of WiFi technologies and smart devices.
When the upgraded system goes live it will provide high-speed connectivity to over 1,000 AGS staff and an additional 12,000 from other organisations working across the three airports. It is expected that more than 15 million passengers will benefit from these WiFi services each year.
WiFi Upgrade Essential
Malcolm Surgenor, Group Head of IT, AGS Airports Limited, commented: “As seamless availability of WiFi becomes increasingly ubiquitous, we at AGS Airports recognise that a fast, secure and easy to use infrastructure is fundamental for our passengers and customers.
“That is why we are investing significantly in enhancing the delivery of WiFi services and we believe we have the perfect partner in Boston Networks to achieve this.”
Falk Bleyl, Chief Technology Officer, Boston Networks, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected by AGS Airports to install and support the latest WiFi technology at its airports.
“Fast, reliable WiFi services are no longer an optional extra, but a vital service for many organisations, resulting in more effective and efficient staff as well as greater customer satisfaction.
“We look forward to supporting AGS in its continued drive for excellence by providing outstanding WiFi coverage for on-site staff and passengers alike.”