Airport Private Limited (MIAL), the company that runs Mumbai''s Chhatrapati Shivaji
International Airport (CSIA), has chosen Nortel to build one of the most extensive
and comprehensive IP communications networks ever deployed at Indian airports.
airport plans to consolidate the majority of its data, telephony and video systems
onto a converged wired and wireless IP-based network. This will be powered by
Nortel''s innovative Metro Ethernet-based provider backbone bridging (PBB) and
provider backbone transport (PBT) technologies.
a long-term technology partner to MIAL, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will provide
systems integration for the converged triple-play communications upgrade project.
Passengers, airline staff, retailers, security and airport operations employees
will benefit from a variety of airport-wide WiFi and VoIP services.
new wired and wireless infrastructure will provide network coverage throughout
the airport terminal buildings and outside maintenance areas. Based on Nortel''s
10G DWDM fiber-optic backbone, the system will cost-effectively leverage optical
networking technology to enable super-fast gigabit Ethernet and storage connectivity.
will significantly reduce capital expenses, as well as simplify network management
and optimisation. Nortel''s Metro Ethernet-based PBB / PBT technologies will be
used to provide VPN and point-to-point Ethernet transport services for airlines.
PBT combines carrier-grade reliability and ease of management with the simplicity
and cost-effectiveness of Ethernet, to provide a high-bandwidth network that has
great efficiency and control.
communications services like SIP-based presence, IM, collaboration, conferencing
and messaging will simplify the way people connect and communicate across the
expansive airport area, helping reduce cost of operations and equipping staff
to respond more quickly to customer needs.
operations and customer service personnel will be enabled to experience increased
productivity by leveraging the unified communications capabilities. The solution
includes a new emergency notification system for public safety.
managing director GV Sanjay Reddy said: "This will bring will help raise
Mumbai airport to global standards. The new technology meets and even exceeds
what is currently available at top airports across the world."
joint venture between the GVK-SA consortium and the Airports Authority of India
(AAI), MIAL was awarded a 30-year contract to modernise, operate and maintain
Mumbai airport in April 2006. India''s busiest airport, it catered to 22.2 million
passengers and 480,000 tonnes of cargo in 2006-07.
part of the Tata Group, India''s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over
94,000 of the world''s best trained IT consultants in 47 countries. The company
generated consolidated revenues of $4.3 billion (Rs17,406 crore) for the year
ended 31 March, 2007.
is a leader communications. Its technologies help eliminate barriers to efficiency,
speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information
they need, when they need it. The company does business in more than 150 countries
around the world.