Nokia Oyj (NYSE:NOK) Nokia Shanghai Bell has announced that it will deploy the new, next-generation, high bandwidth Nokia IP/MPLS network for Airport Authority Hong Kong. The network will support Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) tower operations.
Nokia to support legacy no-IP aviation migration
Besides the packet-based IP routing solutions provision, the company will manage and support legacy non-IP aviation applications’ migration to the new network. Equally, Nokia will supply various aviation-specific professional services for architecture, network design, integration, and deployment. After completing the deployment in 2021, the company will also be responsible for the provision of long-term support and maintenance.
Most importantly, the Nokia solution will boost current aviation control systems’ data capacity throughput. Also, the solution will ensure safe and smooth operation for aircraft movements and ground control. The AAHK will have a robust and secure communications infrastructure for critical data and thus enable it to optimally operate with high safety and efficiency levels. This will also allow the airport to accommodate expected aircrafts movements growth.
Nokia Cloud and Networks Services’ Head of Air Traffic Management, Mervyn Harris, said that the deployment of the next-generation network will enable seamless and flexible migration of legacy applications. Mervyn also said that the network will deliver a range of benefits to HKIA including enhanced passenger capacity, ease of expansion, and reliability. Further, Mervyn said that Nokia has extensive experience in mission-critical IP networking across the globe with air navigation service providers (ANSPs). He said that this will help the company deliver exceptional domain enterprise and technical skills that are essential in offering high network performance, safety, and availability levels for the airport.
Nokia to partner with Shun Hing Systems Integrations on the project
Notably, Nokia will partner with Shun Hing Group’s subsidiary, Shun Hing Systems Integration to deliver this project. It is important to note that Shun Hing Systems has experience in project management, design, installation as well as telecommunications and transport infrastructure systems maintenance. Shun Hing Systems’ Assistant General Manager S.F. Chan said that the project is a huge milestone in the expansion of operations at the airport.