Huawei Launches Airport Cloud Solution to Accelerate Digital Transformation to Smart Airports

Huawei | September 27, 2021

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2021, Huawei launched its latest airport cloud solution that offers a wide range of outstanding features, such as single access, network for all services , multi-zone cloud and one-stop integrated security. This feature-rich solution enables the digital transformation of airports to increase operational efficiency, improve safety assurance and enhance the travel experience, paving the way for smart airports.

Today's global civil aviation is undergoing rapid digital transformation. Airports - where transportation services for airlines, passengers and freight carriers take place - are shifting their digital focus from high-speed growth to high-quality growth. In such a context, airports face a number of urgent challenges. For example, they need to converge data from traditional siled networks to support new services, such as intelligent location dispatch. They must also improve the Wi-Fi experience of passengers in the terminals to move up in the passenger satisfaction ranking of the Airports Council International (ACI). Besides, As cloudification of services breaks traditional physical boundaries, airports must respond to emerging security defense concerns. And due to the expanding network scale, airports also urgently need to increase the efficiency of operations and maintenance (O&M).

With continuous technological innovations in airport safety, efficiency and experience, Huawei will continue to work with more customers and partners around the world to advance the airport cloud solution. , thus promoting the digital transformation of smart airports.

- Alex Sun

Huawei's airport cloud solution consists of the airport terminal access network, main network, cloud data center network and built-in network security. This solution has the following four specific features:

  • Single access and continuous network creation certified Wi-Fi 6: Huawei's solution leverages AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 to create a gigabit wireless access network for continuous long-range coverage throughout the airport terminal . In particular, the unique smart antennas made up of 4 elements increase the coverage distance by 20%, achieving full Wi-Fi coverage with no blind spots. In addition, intelligent algorithms are used to direct roaming in real time, ensure network-wide roaming transfers without loss of information and ultimately prevent disruption of services offered to travelers such as video and game.
  • A network for all services and IPv6 + allowing more innovations: Huawei's solution uses innovative IPv6 + technology to build a centralized main network for several services. Some of the resulting benefits include industry-level Mbps-level network slicing, isolation of network traffic for over 1000 applications, and 100% bandwidth assurance for core services. These impressive characteristics allow the main network to fully adapt to many services, such as security screening, security protection, commerce and ground handling.
  • Multi-Zone Cloud and Network as a Service (NaaS): After the migration of airport services to the cloud, cloud data centers are spread over large areas. As such, Huawei's solution supports automatic network deployment to speed up service provisioning and uses smart technologies to predict outages and pinpoint outages within minutes. The proactive network failure prediction rate can reach over 90%, which significantly improves the operational efficiency of airports.
  • One-stop integrated security and cloud-network collaboration:   Airport service data is becoming increasingly valuable and data security is becoming a top priority. In response, Huawei's solution introduces a cloud-network-security collaboration system that leverages a zero-trust architecture for dynamic detection and intelligent analysis. This provides real-time information on the level of network-wide security and effective threat detection with over 96% accuracy.

Huawei continues to innovate to meet the expectations of airport customers for safety, efficiency and experience. With rich technical expertise and solid experience in digital transformation, Huawei will join forces with more airport customers and partners to explore and implement innovative airport solutions, accelerating digital transformation towards smart airports.

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