The John Glenn Columbus International Airport is the largest passenger airport in Central Ohio. Spread over acres, the airport has remote buildings throughout the grounds with active runways, requiring high speed connectivity and voice services.
The existing wireless system that was installed was suffering from a lack of capacity as well as serious RF congestion as a result of operating in the 5GHz bands. Laying a fiber connection was problematic to say the least. In addition to the cost and time to trench a path to the remote building, it would have had to traverse the runways disrupting daily operations.
Two point to point mmWave wireless 70/80GHz Gigabit radios were installed by Siklu, providing interference free connectivity with 99.999% availability by leveraging narrow mmWave beams.