Nokia Optical LAN set to be deployed at Changi Airport

The solution plans to enhance existing CCTV operations whilst helping to simplify network monitoring  

Nokia has partnered with solution integrator, Beaqon Pte to deploy the telecommunication firm’s passive local optimal area network (POL) solution at Changi Airport in Singapore.  

With the new platform, the company hope to support existing CCTV operations and intelligent subsystems at the hub.  

Changi Airport
Photo Changi Airport

“Changi Airport has a clear mission to become the world’s leading digital air hub, transforming its operations efficiently and securely to deliver a seamless travel experience for passengers,” Stuart Hendry, head of enterprise for Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia. “This transformation to Airport 4.0 relies on secure and powerful networks that can connect thousands of devices.” 

Jimmy Leow, managing director of TJ Systems – a subsidiary of Beaqon – added: “We are committed to providing the highest quality network solutions to our customers. Using Nokia Optical LAN, we can deploy a highly cost-effective solution that will deliver greater reach than copper LAN technology, while ensuring data security as Changi Airport expands capabilities.” 

According to Nokia, the optical LAN has better bandwidth capabilities compared to copper networks in a smaller footprint. It also hopes to help simplify network monitoring whilst Changi continues to expand its connectivity operations.