Comms upgrade at Milan’s airports

Malpensa airport in Milan

Italian airport operator SEA Group (Società Esercizi Aeroportuali S.p.A.) has selected Motorola to upgrade radio communications at Milan’s Linate and Malpensa airports.

Malpensa AirportThe system will connect both of Milan’s airports to provide rapid flight turnaround and more efficient terminal operations. “With 1,200 operating radios and an increase in operations, SEA needed a more dynamic solution for communications,” says Fabio Degli Esposti, information & communication technology director, SEA. “Faced with the need to replace an outdated system and the need to cope with an increasing demand of services, the only choice for us was to switch to digital technology, which is able to guarantee a safe and effective service.”

In Malpensa – where the old and the new systems had to coexist in the migration phase – everything was fully operational within just two weeks, including the configuration of 1,000 new radios. At Linate airport, the system, supporting 400 new radios, was set up in just a week. Old radios used by personnel throughout the airports where also replaced with new TETRA digital handsets.

Motorola Solutions has signed a four-year managed services agreement with SEA, including the replacement of its complete telecommunication system (controller, base stations and radios). In September 2015, Motorola Solutions will upgrade the connections at both airports with the latest generation of Motorola Solutions TETRA system Dimetra 8.2 offering the SEA the opportunity to develop rich data services.

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