SriLankan Airlines upgrades network infrastructure with CommScope’s Systimax Teraspeed solution

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CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has upgraded Sri Lankan Airlines extensive network infrastructure using the SYSTIMAX TeraSPEED Solution.

Sri Lankan Airlines’ network runs more than 40 networked airline applications and is accessed continuously by more than 15,000 data and voice outlets located throughout Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport and its corporate offices in Katunayake and Colombo.

Since 1999, Sri Lankan Airlines operations have been served by systems connected via SYSTIMAX structured cabling solutions. This infrastructure has been regularly upgraded improving the Airlines’ efficiency and supporting its growing business.

Most of these outlets are now connected via SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED XL UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) horizontal cabling. In the network backbones, risers and cross-campus links, nearly all connections were until recently via SYSTIMAX OptiSPEED single-mode fiber. So the Airline upgraded to TeraSPEED single-mode high-performance fiber.

Designed to significantly enhance data flow and further streamline trunk connections between heavily loaded links, SYSTIMAX TeraSPEED single-mode fiber connections now offer bandwidth that is 50 percent greater than was previously possible with conventional single-mode fiber.

The TeraSPEED Solution benefits from the same end-to- end channel assurance and 20-year warranty as all SYSTIMAX products. Its record of success gave the Sri Lankan Airlines management the confidence they needed to entrust mission critical data connections to TeraSPEED links.

“Implementation of SYSTIMAX solutions is a leap forward in our IT infrastructure, giving almost 100 per cent availability and flexibility to change,” said Kamal Nanayakkara, Head of IT, SriLankan Airlines. “Our next step is to introduce intelligence to the network’s physical layer, adding flexibility in managing the cable plant. This will also strengthen governance aspects of projects such as new airports and end-user broadband solutions.”

“This installation has been evolving and growing for more than 10 years and at each stage we were able to provide the right solutions from our SYSTIMAX portfolio,” said Natarajan Viswanathan, Managing Director, Enterprise Solutions for India and SARRC, CommScope. “Because our solutions are engineered from end-to-end to be compatible with past and future products, upgrading the network infrastructure is simpler and more cost effective.”

CommScope, Inc. provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible.

It empowers people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Its solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high- bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere — at home, at work, and on the go.

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