Airport Network Solutions | Network Infrastructures for Airports | Corning

Connect Everyone.

Connect Everyone.

The business executive working in the lounge. The music lover streaming an album with zero buffering. Employees giving travelers up-to-date flight information at the gate. Security personnel ensuring everyone's safety during check-in. In today’s airport, the terminal isn’t just a place to wait for flights — it’s where everyone can have a truly connected experience enabled by a robust network infrastructure.

Whether you need optical backbone, cellular solutions or connectivity to the edge of the network, Corning has an extensive and customizable product portfolio that allows you the flexibility to create the connected airport of today and tomorrow. Can your airport’s IT infrastructure handle the ever-growing bandwidth and data demands?

Airport IT Infrastructure

Airport IT Infrastructure

Modern airports rely heavily on advanced technology which touches nearly every aspect of daily operations. From maintaining flight schedules to managing baggage tracking and security systems, having a robust IT infrastructure is the cornerstone for the proficient operating of an airport. Airport IT infrastructure forms the technological backbone that supports both operations and customers. It plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth, efficient, and secure airport. 

Airports are the nerve centers of our society, connecting people from different corners of the world and enabling seamless travel experiences. However, managing and maintaining those complex systems in an airport comes with unique challenges. When operating efficiently, airport networks allow for smooth flight operations, reduced wait times, quick data transfer, and enhance the customer experience in the terminals. When an airport network is strained, those daily operational systems can create havoc for both employees and customers. That is why it is crucial for airports to stay ahead of the growing demand for connectivity in a digitally enabled, modern world. 

Airport Network Solutions


Cybersecurity With the growing dependence on technology, airports have become a common target for cyberattacks. The potential consequences of a security breach can be catastrophic, ranging from disruptions in flight operations to compromised passenger data. To reduce this risk, airport IT systems must implement robust security measures, including regular security audits, strong access controls, encryption protocols, and continuous monitoring of network traffic.
Legacy Systems Airports can often have a mix of old legacy systems coupled with newer technology. Legacy systems may lack interoperability and require costly customizations to work seamlessly with modern solutions. There are patches to bridge that gap, but to mitigate potential system crashes, an airport must begin to modernize those legacy systems. 
Scalability As air travel continues to grow, airport IT systems must be able to handle increasing volumes of data and transactions. Scalability and flexibility are vital to accommodate this growth without compromising performance. Cloud computing technologies offer a scalable solution, allowing airports to expand their IT infrastructure as needed. By adopting a cloud-based approach, airports can also benefit from enhanced flexibility, enabling them to quickly adapt to changing business requirements and technological advancements. By addressing these challenges and implementing suitable solutions, airport IT infrastructure can become more secure, integrated, and adaptable. The future of air travel depends on robust and efficient IT systems, and by embracing innovative approaches, airports can stay ahead of the curve.

Future Trends

Future Trends

The future of airport IT infrastructure is constantly evolving, driven by advancements in technology and the growing demand for seamless connectivity and efficient operations. 

Emerging Technologies 

Emerging technologies such as 5G and edge computing are transforming airport IT infrastructure. 5G networks enable faster data transfer speeds and lower latency, enabling real-time monitoring and control of critical systems. Edge computing brings processing power closer to the data source, enhancing response times.

Artificial Intelligence and IoT 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are revolutionizing airport operations. AI-powered systems can analyze large volumes of data, enabling predictive maintenance, intelligent security screening, and personalized passenger experiences. IoT devices, such as sensors and beacons, can provide real-time data on airport infrastructure, passenger flow, and baggage tracking, leading to improved operational efficiency and enhanced passenger satisfaction.

These future trends in airport IT infrastructure are reshaping the way airports operate, enhancing efficiency, security, and passenger experiences. Corning, a leader in innovative solutions, is at the forefront of these advancements, providing innovative technologies that enable airports to embrace these trends and unlock their full potential 

Solution Spotlight

Solution Spotlight

Everon® 5G Enterprise Radio Access Network (ERAN)

ERAN solutions provide robust indoor cellular connectivity inside high-traffic facilities such as airports. It is a multi-operator, multi-band cellular solution that reduces installation time by up to 75%.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We understand you may have questions about getting your new project off the ground. Here are some common questions our customers have asked during their planning process.

  • Can you help me work with carriers?

    We understand that carriers prioritize cost efficiency, power, capacity, and coverage when implementing network solutions within airports. We work closely with carriers to provide products that meet their standards and specifications. Our collaborative approach includes rigorous testing in quality labs to ensure that our solutions consistently deliver the desired coverage and capacity for customers throughout the airport.

    Carriers are a driving force for innovation. We develop Corning® Everon® Network Solutions with carrier needs in mind to enable them to use new technologies, including next-generation products that support C-band and 5G.

  • Our airport network struggles with bandwidth – how do we get ahead of the problem?

    Bandwidth needs will only continue to grow, but we’re here to help make sure you’re ready. With the rise of streaming services, video conferencing, and other data-intensive activities, you need solutions engineered to maximize capacity and bandwidth in order to ensure uninterrupted user experiences. By investing in a future-ready fiber network, airports can seamlessly integrate new services into their network infrastructure and prepare for upcoming technology requirements.

  • What other services do I need to ensure a better traveler experience?

    Corning provides comprehensive, easily accessible support to airports implementing our Everon Network Solutions. Our team is ready with technical expertise and assistance both during the initial upgrade and throughout the long-term use of our products. We work closely with you to understand your unique requirements, providing tailored solutions to meet your specific needs. Our experts are available to answer questions, provide troubleshooting support, and ensure a successful deployment.

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