Manchester Airport Group to Have Communication Network

27 May 2009 (Last Updated May 27th, 2009 18:30)

An new communication network will link sites of the UK Manchester Airports Group (MAG), including Bournemouth, East Midlands, Humberside and Manchester, using multiprotocol label switched (MPLS) network, under a new three-year contract. The system supports corporate data applications su

An new communication network will link sites of the UK Manchester Airports Group (MAG), including Bournemouth, East Midlands, Humberside and Manchester, using multiprotocol label switched (MPLS) network, under a new three-year contract.

The system supports corporate data applications such as email, internet access and mission-critical systems to support baggage handling and control tower operations, according to vnunet.com.

It also facilitates online ticketing, supplies information to update notice boards and provides check-in details and check-in facilities for passengers.

MPLS is a protocol-agnostic packet switching mechanism that can build end-to-end networks and forward using packet-assigned labels.

MAG is a largest airport operator in the UK and Manchester Airport is the largest airport in the country outside London.