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Edinburgh Airport set to become 5G enabled

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Tom Sime CEO Exchange Communications

THE Airport serving Scotland’s capital is set to become one of the UK’s most highly connected transport hub with the installation of 5G, after signing a contract in partnership with digital transformation specialist Exchange Communications.

The project, which is set to be delivered in late 2021, will see Scottish-based business Exchange Communications implement the next generation in connectivity technology in what has traditionally been Scotland’s busiest airport, which will boost connection and download speeds across the airport, and smart-enable the building to support everything from intelligent automation to energy efficiency and enhanced security.

Danny Quinn, Technical Asset Director at Edinburgh Airport said: “Improving the passenger experience is an important part of our approach and the installation of 5G will deliver faster internet connections to our customers, as well as staff and third parties.

“We rely on technology like never before so we want to ensure we have ease of access to make journeys through the airport as easy as possible as we look to recover.”

Tom Sime, CEO at Exchange Communications, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Edinburgh Airport to smart-enable the travel hub which prior to the pandemic welcomed nearly 15 million people through the airport each year.

“Not only will this work enhance connectivity today resulting in faster connections, quicker streaming and responsive technology, it will future-proof the site for the adoption of further smart building technologies in the years to come.”

Exchange Communications is a leading cloud and digital transformation specialist, delivering telecom and smart building connectivity solutions to businesses in over 100 countries worldwide.