R&M installs cabling network at Turkey's Istanbul New Airport


Switzerland-based company R&M has started the installation of its modern network cabling infrastructure at Istanbul New Airport in Turkey. 

The cabling network will provide a major platform for the airport's entire internal and external telecommunications, in addition to other operational applications and services.

Istanbul New Airport will be constructed by IGA in four phases over an area of 76.5 million square metres to the north of Istanbul.

Slated to be finalised next year, the first phase will include the development of two runways and a terminal with an annual capacity of 90 million passengers. 

With completion of the first phase, the company will have installed a total length of 4,500km of copper and more than 1,600km of fibre-optic cables.

IGA chief information officer Ersin Inankul said: "We are developing lots of innovative solutions and our airport will be a technological benchmark.

"With completion of the first phase, the company will have installed a total length of 4,500km of copper and more than 1,600km of fibre-optic cables."

"We started our work with the cabling as it is the basis for all the running infrastructure. The announcement system, fire alarms, cameras, card access systems, flight management, air traffic control (ATC) systems will run on R&M’s fire-resistant copper cables."

R&M expects to complete the integration of the cabling infrastructure at Istanbul New Airport by the first quarter of next year.

The network will help connect and support the major airport systems including its information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure for security, police, and customs.

In addition, the company has delivered its infrastructure management solution, R&MinteliPhy, which will help centralise and automate the entire cabling infrastructure at the airport. 


Image: Istanbul New Airport in Turkey. Photo: courtesy of R&M.