Aruba Networks Delivers Free Wi-Fi to Select Airports

By CIOReview | Monday, March 16, 2015
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SUNNYVALE, CA: Aruba Networks, a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise has announced that Houston Airport System, a department of the City of Houston, Texas, United States that manages city airports has deployed its 802.11ac solution so as to give its customers a free Wi-Fi service in its two public passenger airports.

The customers therefore are benefitted with the Wi-Fi in William P. Hobby Airport, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Besides this, the Houston Airport System also plans to extend the free Wi-Fi service to all indoor and outdoor areas of the two airports.

Aruba’s 200 Series 802.11ac indoor and 270 Series 802.11ac outdoor access points, 7200 Series Mobility Controllers, AirWave Network Management and ClearPass Access Management System for device authentication gives HAS 100 percent of the interior, public spaces in the concourses and terminals including baggage claim, ticket lobbies, check points, hold rooms and food courts.

“There are many things that passengers want to locate when they’re inside an airport facility from retail stores and restaurants to lost and found facilities and parking garages. We see the Wi-Fi platform as the critical foundation upon which we’ll layer many of these additional applications and services in the future. Selecting Aruba’s 802.11ac solution for the public Wi-Fi network was a straightforward decision. We were pleased with the performance, reliability and ease of management,” says Lisa Kent, CTO, Houston Airport System.