Huawei announces its win in the eLTE broadband trunking project for the Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers, the Algerian capital. Houari Boumediene Airport will be the first airport commercial deployment of an eLTE system in Africa.
Terms of the project call for Huawei to provide an eLTE core network, base stations, trunking terminals, multimedia dispatching, and other devices and systems. The system will be integrated to meet the customer's extended requirements in airport trunking, video, and data services.
The Houari Boumediene Airport is currently capable of an annual 10 million passenger flow; however it can no longer handle the growing number of passengers. Therefore, the Algerian government is currently constructing a new terminal, raising the airport's annual capacity to 16 million. Once the construction is completed, Houari Boumediene Airport will become an aviation hub in the Mediterranean region and will be able to better handle the growing number of passengers that will be visiting in the near future the Great Mosque of Algiers, the world’s third largest mosque.
For now, the airport is using the TETRA system for routine scheduling and dispatch. This narrowband system is insufficient for broadband data transmission, mobile video surveillance, or multimedia dispatch. Ground handling services are performed in a complicated and noisy environment, causing voice dispatch error-prone and increasing security risks. The airport requires a system that integrates multimedia trunking dispatch, video surveillance, and broadband data transmission and that is capable of interworking with the existing TETRA system to improve the accuracy and efficiency of ground dispatch.
Huawei provides an eLTE broadband trunking solution tailored to meet the airport’s needs. Professional multimedia trunking dispatch, video surveillance, and airport-relevant applications are carried on one single network that covers both indoor and outdoor working areas. This real-time, large-bandwidth, and highly reliable ground service dispatching platform significantly improves the airport's operation efficiency. To cope with the noise in the airport, the eLTE broadband trunking solution supports throat vibration microphone earpieces, noise-cancelling headphones and additional accessories to guarantee voice trunking performance in complex surroundings. The eLTE broadband trunking solution offers a complete video dispatch, onsite images and real-time monitoring services to the command center. In addition, it provides an open eSDK for interconnection with third-party airport applications.
By the end of Q1 2016, Huawei had successfully signed 180 eLTE network contracts and deployed 84 commercial eLTE networks, which makes Huawei the number one provider for Mission Critical eLTE applications in the world. Huawei has been applying its eLTE solution in multiple airports, including Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Nanning Wuxu International Airport, and Sanya Phoenix International Airport in Hainan. Throughout the last 14 years, Huawei has been strongly deploying and evolving the mission critical communications systems. Huawei is a member of TCCA (TETRA Critical Communications Association) and the main contributor in the 3GPP LTE standards, especially for broadband trunking mission critical communications. With an unparalleled heritage in ICT research & development, Huawei is successfully leading the global broadband trunking market.