The ADP group, manager of the Paris airports, its subsidiary Hub One and Air France announce on July 10 that they have chosen the Swedish Ericsson to contribute to the development of the professional mobile broadband network. The objective is to offer new services aimed at “optimize the flow and security of critical operations and the customer experience“, specify the partners in their press release.
Develop the “Smart Airport”
This network will cover Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget airports. Its deployment will be effective in all outdoor spaces by the end of 2020 and indoors in all public areas and terminal areas reserved for professionals by the end of 2021.
“The development of the Smart Airport is actively pursuing thanks to this new step taken by the partnership (…) The deployment of this private professional mobile network will strengthen performance and accelerate the digitalization of the 120,000 professionals working daily on our Parisian platforms and to also prepare the resumption of air traffic under the best conditions“, welcomed Edward Arkwright, executive director general of Groupe ADP and president of Hub One.
The choice of Ericsson responds to current issues “technological challenges of European sovereignty“, the statement said. As such, the infrastructure of the Swedish company presents “an optimal level of security which will allow Hub One to comply with the new security obligations of the National Information Systems Security Agency“.
An operating license for 10 years
In early February 2019, the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (Arcep) granted Hub One, a digital technology operator for businesses, the authorization to operate a professional 4G / 5G frequency band from a term of 10 years.
The ADP group then specified that “The frequencies will first be used in 4G, but on a network already ready for 5G and which will switch when the ecosystem is matureAmong its priority applications are porting its private mobile network, separate from the GSM network, as well as improving the traceability of travelers’ luggage.