SITA and Orange Business Services

To improve network connectivity at airports around the world SITA, using its shared connectivity platform AirportHub, and Orange Business Services have implemented a multi-tenant edge SD-WAN platform at more than 60 airports globally.

Leveraging Orange Business Services’ Flexible SD-WAN portfolio, SITA Connect SDN allows multiple airlines, ground handlers, and other airport tenants to access the same virtualised infrastructure in the cloud, delivering more scalable and agile connectivity. It offers a cost-effective solution that supports the airline industry’s drive to migrate applications to the cloud. It also addresses unpredictable passenger and aircraft traffic volumes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in a cost-effective, more flexible way, as it can provide on-demand bandwidth while optimising costs by utilising multiple transport technologies in an application-driven network, with real-time visibility and control over the network.

“SITA Connect SDN is a technological innovation, leveraging state-of-the-art, future proof technology to serve our industry needs,” said David Lavorel, CEO SITA at Airports and Borders. “In addition to the cost-optimisation and scalability that are so important to airlines in the current market, we expect with this new technology, airport and airline applications will move to the cloud en masse while increasing automation,” he concluded.

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