Thai airports authority upgrades damaged broadband network

Four airports in Thailand have improved the reliability of their broadband services through replacing the cable network.

Airports of Thailand plc (AOT), the governing body of Thailand’s six international airports, needed a new system after four of its busiest airports – Suvarnabhumi, Don Muang, Ubon Ratchathani and Phuket Airport – began suffering major downtime due to heavy rainfall and rodents damaging the fibre optic cable infrastructure.

AOT approached Easy Networks, a long-time InfiNet Wireless partner in Thailand, to help them find a system to replace the cable network and provide a high capacity wireless network that could transfer real-time data.

“We are now able to deliver a reliable solution to AOT in each airport, allowing them to transfer seamless and reliable data streams of all types,” said Warach Watanakulchai, Managing Director at Easy Networks. “AOT can now monitor and manage in real-time all aspects of passenger movement with greater confidence, while at the same time enhancing security and safety in all its airports.”

The system used consisted of point-to-point (PTP) links which deliver throughputs of up to 280 Mbps over distances of 80 km or more. All the PTP backhauls were fitted with standard E1 converter modules, delivering up to 2 Mbps for the seamless transfer of existing analogue video, voice and passenger data between different sections of each airport.

“AOT needed a solution that would allow it to focus more of its efforts and resources on the day-to-day development and management of its airports, without worrying about potential lost time due to damages to its networks,” said Kamal Mokrani, Global Vice President at InfiNet Wireless.


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