Abu Dhabi Airports selects Aruba Networks to offer free public and private airport-wide Wi-Fi service

Telecom Lead Middle East: Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) has selected Aruba Networks to offer free public and private airport-wide Wi-Fi service.

The partnership with Aruba enables ADAC to provide Wi-Fi access for corporate, business and guest use, including hotspots for passengers, digital barcode scanning in the cargo buildings, voice services and multi-tenant services.

ADAC will install four Aruba M3 Mobility controllers, more than one thousand Aruba AP-125 and AP-135 dual-radio access points, outdoor access points for cargo buildings, as well as the Aruba AirWave Network Management system.

The controllers provided include integrated firewalls to protect the infrastructure and users alike; as well as wireless intrusion prevention systems (WIPS) to detect and protect the network against hackers.

Aruba’s AirWave management system provides clarity and centralized control over the network, monitoring and managing all users that are connected wirelessly. The solution will help ADAC to manage the airport’s extensive wireless coverage from a single point and troubleshoot issues remotely and efficiently.

“Aruba Networks’ solutions have enabled Abu Dhabi Airports to implement a customized Wi-Fi solution that addresses all of its requirements. With the company’s ambitious expansion plans, it was important to ensure that the solution installed is not only cost effective but is also managed centrally for efficiency, without compromising on the need for secure and controlled access,” said Hamed Al Hashemi, vice president – Information and Communication Systems at Abu Dhabi Airports.

“The solution we provided is totally secure, scalable and network controlled, demonstrating the ease with which our solutions can manage a wireless network in a sensitive environment,” said Ammar Enaya, general manager for Middle East at Aruba Networks.

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