When Birmingham Airport needed to deliver a Wi-Fi service to its nine million flyers and its staff it needed a partner that could provide a robust and scalable solution to help keep its customers connected as they travel.
Working with GlobalReach Technology, Birmingham was able to install a cloud-based, carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution. The site is covered through 70+ access points, all controlled remotely through GlobalReach software. To help ensure its brand reputation, the airport delivers the service over a branded captive portal and uses content filtering to block inappropriate content.
For flyers the service is free initially, with the option to pay to increase bandwidth. The same system is used to provide staff with a secure network. Since launch, service use has grown rapidly and now handles 150,000 users per month.