Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
(Travel & Tourism)
Filter PR by
  
How Will 5g Transform Air Travel?
 
March 10, 2020: SITA, the leading IT provider for the air transport industry, has made six predictions about how ultra-fast 5G networks will bring major change for airports, airlines, and passengers. With download speeds of up to 400MB per second, 5G will be a game-changer.
 
The potential for innovation is huge and airports, airlines, and passengers will feel the force of 5G in very different ways. SITA’s predictions are based on unique IT insights and emerging air transport industry technology trends. They follow hot on the heels of 5G trials like the recent ones carried out by both London Gatwick Airport and Beijing’s new Daxing International Airport services which signpost our entry into a new era of ultra-connected air travel.  
  
Gilles Bloch-Morhange, VP SITA Platform, said: “5G is already enhancing our existing applications at airports, for aircraft communications, airport operations, baggage management, and of course passenger processing. And it’s impossible to talk about 5G without discussing Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and the other applications it enables. We’re already using 4G for IoT applications for several applications around our biometric passenger processing solution, such as Smart Path and baggage management and the uptake of 5G will provide many more opportunities.”  
 
5G is coming fast. According to CSS Insight data*, there will be 340 million 5G connections globally by 2021 and a staggering 2.7 billion by 2025, mostly in developed markets. In money terms, in the aviation industry 5G amounted to just USD 0.2 billion in 2019 but is projected to reach USD 4.2 billion by 2026.   
 
Fast forward: how will we use 5G in 2025?   
 
1. 5G will be the lifeblood of IoT 
5G will soon be commonplace at airports and the idea of everything intelligently connected to everything will be viable. 
 
The Internet of Things (IoT) brings the inherent need to manage increasing amounts of objects and therefore data. Today’s 4G technology can manage around 10,000 devices in each square kilometer; a 5G network can manage a million. Multiple objects at airports will interact with people and objects will interact among themselves.   
 
With 5G, connectivity will be much more fluid and flexible. The new networks will enable massive data flows, providing secure, real-time, predictive and historic views of airport operations. This will make collaboration between airports, airlines, ground handlers, air traffic managers and concession holders easier and effective.
 
The result will be the intelligent monitoring of queues throughout the airport and tracking and controlling autonomous vehicles that assist passenger journeys. Vehicles on the ramp will be served by connected smart tugs and baggage carts. Wheelchairs, mobile kiosks, and robotic assistants will be controlled remotely. 
 
It is not all about bandwidth. 5G’s low latency will make autonomous vehicles much safer. With signals going up to 100 times faster than 4G, the speed of digital instructions will make the difference between a vehicle traveling tens of meters or just a few centimeters before taking corrective action.
 
2. 5G will power air transport-specific AI applications   
5G connected Artificial Intelligence (AI) will solve major pain points at airports and borders. For example, biometrically matching passengers to their bags will be simple.  AI will be able to recognize unique scuff marks, creases, and material characteristics to distinguish between seemingly identical bags and match them to the correct passenger. 
 
AI-assisted computer vision will continually scan boarding gate areas and intelligently predict capacity issues for hand luggage on flights and enable staff to act accordingly before boarding. 
 
3. 5G will drive operational efficiency, increase ancillary revenues and cut costs 
Putting IoT and 5G together will offer great opportunities for airlines and airports to unlock the value of all their data to deliver tangible business benefits. 
 
All airport assets will be connected, making monitoring efficiency and optimizing usage much simpler. It will, for example, provide the tools to make vehicle usage around the airport more efficient, delivering considerable savings in fuel costs and overall resources, including labor. 
 
4. 5G will mean exploitation of the potential of ‘flying data centers’
5G will enable the next-generation aircraft to exchange vast amounts of data around the airport and at the gate. The fast transmission of aircraft data, and analysis of that data, will enable pro-active maintenance, quicker aircraft turn-around, more on-time departures and, most importantly, an improved customer experience. 
 
Convergence of 5G and satellite communications will serve the end-to-end approach of the aircraft as an IoT-flying device, connecting it with all the relevant systems.  
 
5. Airports will control Wi-Fi quality and have improved disruption     management capabilities 
We see opportunities in licensed and unlicensed 5G spectrums thanks to new 5G standards. Airports will have more control of quality of service in their private and public spaces, converging 5G with Wi-Fi networks to create a seamless mobile experience, with continuous connectivity.
 
5G is likely to replace the commonly used digital radio communications service TETRA, which is only voice-enabled, for operational and mission-critical services, providing a secure network for running airport operations. Airport staff will have access to real-time rich video updates and live feeds based on evolving scenarios and locations, as well as CCTV feeds for computer vision analysis for many functions and enabled remote biometrics. 
 
6. 5G will deliver the digital traveler promise 
For passengers, real-time augmented reality and personalized mobile services will be provided, combining all data exchanged from the various applications and interactions with the building and objects. The airport will provide passengers with relevant, contextualized information and services to assist and entertain them. 
 
HD films will download in seconds, entire series will be available to watch offline almost instantly and passengers will be able to live stream sports events in crystal clear quality, no matter how busy the airport.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 9302 times
PR Category : Travel & Tourism
Posted on : Tuesday, March 10, 2020  5:13:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : IATA Reacts to Latest US Travel Restrictions
Next Story : IATA Updates COVID-19 Financial Impacts
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Herbal Essences Taps into Nature's most Powerful Ingredients with the new Potent Aloe Vera... [10201-Views]
Hello 2021, HELLO, GOOD STUFF! with Essence [7478-Views]
Middle East Hotels Ready to Capitalise on Workation Trend, says ATM [7183-Views]
IRENA's World Energy Transition Day Kick-Starts Crucial Assembly Meeting [6597-Views]
Ogilvy Names James Kinney as Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Chief ... [6289-Views]
Latest PGA Tour Winner Kevin Na Joins Strong American Contingent vying for 2021 Saudi Inte... [5178-Views]
How Small Travel & Tourism Business can Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic [4900-Views]
Join the A-Beauty Revolution with Sukin's Buy 2 Get 2 Limited Time Offer [3911-Views]
Danube Group Launches World's First Civil Defence Approved Alucopanel A1 Aluminium Composi... [3444-Views]
Jaguar Land Rover Mena Offers Customers Warranty Extension Lasting Up to 10 Years [3346-Views]
A New Wave of Coffee has Arrived at AlBarari [3173-Views]
Pampers Introduces the First Diaper Designed for Nighttime Wetness Protection and Un-inter... [3116-Views]
Sony Middle East & Africa Launches Newest Addition to G Master™ Full-Frame Lens Series wit... [3100-Views]
Henrik Stenson Leads Past Winners' Delight for Omega Dubai Desert Classic Return [3026-Views]
Etihad Airways to Recommence Flights to Doha [2981-Views]
Abu Dhabi Delivers Knockout Opportunity for UFC Fight Island Triple Header Spectators to A... [2800-Views]
Dubai Sports Council Launch Dubai's First All-Schools Sports Tournament Series [2792-Views]
Take Special Care of your Skin with Martiderm [2718-Views]
Ericsson: Smart Home Privacy: How to avoid ‘Data Paparazzi' [2657-Views]
Dubai Shopping Festival's Highest Value Raffle Ever In Partnership With Idealz and W Motor... [2616-Views]
Icon Racing Sport Collection [2509-Views]
Jalabiyas – Epitome of Grandeur, Grace and Elegance [2419-Views]
Samsung Introduces a One-Stop Shop that Curates Every Step of Your Cooking Journey [2341-Views]
Statements of Love [2312-Views]
Two Proven Solutions to Instantly Revive Your Skin [2300-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories