Airports across the world have experienced severe economic impacts because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In some countries, government funding has helped to cushion the blow, but the pandemic is providing a powerful incentive for airports to invest in digital transformation, or Airport 4.0. This shift to smart applications and operational automation will help them not only weather the current situation but, as well, achieve operational excellence, reduce costs and provide the best and safest possible travel experience for passengers in the future.
This white paper explores the critical role that sustainable and scalable broadband connectivity will play in the Airport 4.0 journey. It explains how passive optical LANs and private wireless networks based on LTE and 5G can help airports accelerate digital transformation by connecting all their stakeholders, processes and systems.