Nortel To Build IP Communications Network At CSIA
Nortel's Metro Ethernet PBB/PBT and Unified Communications solutions will power CSIA's triple-play IP network.
Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL) has chosen Nortel to build one of the most extensive IP communications networks ever deployed by an international airport in India.
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), managed by MIAL, plans to consolidate the majority of its data, telephony and video systems onto a converged wired and wireless IP-based network, powered by Nortel Enterprise Solutions and its Metro Ethernet-based Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) and Provider Backbone Transport (PBT) technologies. As a long term technology partner to MIAL, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will provide systems integration for the converged triple-play communications upgrade project.
When completed, the new wired and wireless infrastructure will provide network coverage throughout the airport terminal buildings and outside maintenance areas. Airport operations and customer service personnel will be enabled to experience increased productivity by leveraging unified communications capabilities such as SIP-based presence, IM, collaboration, conferencing and messaging.
"This overhaul is part of MIAL's long-term programme aimed at expanding the capacity at CSIA and making communications as seamless as possible for anyone who visits or works at the airport," said GV Sanjay Reddy, managing director, MIAL.
The CSIA network infrastructure will be based on the Nortel Metro Ethernet Network portfolio's Optical Metro 5200 DWDM multi-service platform and Metro Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 platform with PBB and PBT solutions.
CSIA will benefit from a suite of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions including Unified Communications from the Nortel and Microsoft Innovative Communications Alliance, and Nortel converged IP Telephony solutions. From Nortel's Enterprise Data Networking portfolio, CSIA will also benefit from Nortel's Enterprise Security, Application Switching and VPN solutions. The airport LAN will be powered by Nortel's Ethernet Routing Switch 8600 platform with Nortel's Split Multi-Link Trunking (SMLT) technology to support Secure Always-on Networking and the airport's WiFi network will run on Nortel's Wireless LAN solutions. Nortel's Self Service Portfolio will enable multimedia transaction processing.