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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Gets WiFi

SITA has revealed details of a $5.4M multi-faceted contract for wireless and
management services for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport -
ranked the busiest airport in the world. The contract was signed by the
City of Atlanta’s Department of Aviation (DOA) and the Mayor of the City
of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin.

“This solution will improve the passenger experience at Atlanta Airport by
allowing travellers to access the Internet and use of their mobile phones
anywhere in the airport,” said Atlanta airport General Manager Ben
DeCosta.  “Passengers travelling through the Atlanta airport can stay in
touch via Wi-Fi from the front door of the airport, to the underground
transportation mall, to every gate at every concourse.  Our passengers
will have the benefit of this new service this fall, and we are very
excited for the launch.”

SITA’s solution for Atlanta includes the design and implementation of an
airport-wide Wi-Fi and mobile wireless network, as well as management of
the airport’s new fibre, mobile and Wi-Fi network for a period of one

“We are extremely pleased to offer the first truly neutral host system in
an airport to visitors of Hartsfield-Jackson, in the same city as our
global business unit and North American headquarters,” said Senior Vice
President of Airport and Desktop Services, John Jarrell.  “This shared
infrastructure improves the passenger experience by making Wi-Fi available
to passengers as well as airport and airline employees, with a neutral
host offering great flexibility.”

This project is presently in the implementation phase and will be fully
operational in the fourth quarter of 2005.