Swiss cabling systems developer R&M has been tapped to implement a network cabling infrastructure for Istanbul New Airport. Set to complete the installation of the cabling infrastructure by the first quarter of 2018, R&M is set to deploy a total length of 4,500kms of copper and over 1,600kms of fibre-optic cables.
The high-performance network is expected to connect and manage workloads of critical airport systems, which includes the ICT infrastructure associated with security and customs. The number of RJ45 ports is expected to exceed 90,000 in the first phase of the project alone.
“We are developing lots of innovative solutions and our airport will be a technological benchmark. We started our work with the cabling as it is the basis for all the running infrastructure,” said Ersin İnankul, CIO at İGA.
“We didn’t have any problems at the tests we had done at R&M’s labs at its headquarters in Switzerland, or in our tests in the field. We can therefore run 9,000 CCTV cameras and 3,000 card access sockets on R&M’s cabling system in real-time with confidence that they will be protected against any transmission interference or loss.”
Constructed over an area of 76.5 million square metres, Istanbul New Airport will be completed in four phases with the first to be finalised in 2018. The first phase of the project includes the construction of two runways and the launch of a passenger terminal with a traveller capacity of 90 million.
Upon completion of the project’s entirety, the new airport is expected to have six active runways, 250 aircraft and parking facilities for 18,000 vehicles.