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  • 1. Wireless Airports Association Conference and Exposition November 1, 2005, Washington D.C . IMPLEMENTING A COMMON WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM AS AN AIRPORT CONCESSION
  • 2.
    • Background
    • CWAS Business Strategy
    • CWAS Goals
    • CWAS Team
    • Architecture
    • Schedule
    • Support Issues
    • Project Challenges
    • Next Action
    DISCUSSION POINTS
  • 3. The Authority’s Approach Evaluate, Research, Execute BACKGROUND Construction Program Financial Issues Focus Group Responses Wireless Vendors, Equipment and Services (RFI) Airline and other tenant initiatives. Evaluate
  • 4. The Authority’s Approach Evaluate, Research, Execute BACKGROUND Research Other Airport wireless initiatives 2.4 GHz cataloging Execute Build a Business Case Attain buy-in from executive team Form SOW Research Committee Board of Directors presentation Issue RFP
  • 5. CWAS BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • Design, Install, Operate, Manage, Maintain, and Market a CWAS (Cellular and WI-FI) as a Concession:
      • Terminals and Garages
      • Beyond Public Space - Market Resident Users
        • Airlines
        • Airport Tenants
        • Authority
        • Others – Federal, State, County Governments
  • 6. CWAS BUSINESS STRATEGY
    • Why Choose a Concession Alternative ?
    • Own/staff : COMIP/NRR and lean departmental teams
    • Own/contract : Cap-x/Rates&Charges and O&M budget issues
    • Limited Authority Investment: Equity is the facilities
    • Vendor vertical marketing and revenue potential
    • Minimum Annual Guarantee: Cellular Slam-Dunk
    • Technology obsolescence, growth and churn
    • Public Service/ Public Convenience
    • Built-in ownership and control safeguards
  • 7.
    • To allow airport users reliable, seamless wireless communications
    • To allow providers of Commercial Services nondiscriminatory access throughout the Airports.
    • To offer airlines and other Airport tenants access to wireless communications for Private Services.
    • To minimize disruption to the infrastructure of the Airports.
    • To provide the Authority with fair compensation for the use of the Authority’s facilities.
    • Use existing technology and capacity for wireless communications with the capability to add capacity and to support emerging technologies .
    CWAS GOALS
  • 8. CWAS TEAM Authority DAY-TO-DAY COORDINATION WIFI Vendors IS3 LDBE
    • Coordination POC
    • Systems Integrator
      • Site Surveys
      • Design Effort
    • Marketing for WI-FI Vendor
    Concession Contractor NEXTEL * SPRINT T-MOBILE VERIZON Other Carriers * Lead Carrier
  • 9. ARCHITECTURE Main Hub Expansion Hub Remote Access Unit Core Switch LAN Switches Access Point CELL WI-FI Fiber CAT 5/6 Cable IAD: 4.6 million sq-ft. DCA: 1.6 million sq-ft
  • 10. LGC Wireless Unison Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
    • Simplifies Wiring
    • Reduces Overall Installation Complexity And Costs
    • Fewer Antenna Locations
    • Supports All Major Wireless Freq Bands
    Main Hub Expansion Hub Optical Electrical Cat- 5/6 ScTP RF Source RF Signal 1 Main Hub/ Up to 4 Expansion Hubs 1 Expansion Hub/ Up to 8 RAUs Converts RF to Optical Converts Optical to Electrical Converts Electrical to RF COAX Max Length: Single-mode 6 km Multi-mode 1.5 km 10 -100 Meters 170 Meters w/Cat-5 Extender Remote Access Unit Alarms Alarms Four Independent Systems – One For Each Level ARCHITECTURE - CELL Fiber
  • 11. ARCHITECTURE – WI-FI Access Switch Private Access Controller Access for Private Tenant Redundant Core Private Gateway Cisco 1721 Router Core Switch 6509 Distribution Switch Access Switch AP Access for Edge AP AP Core Switch 6509 Internet Nomadix Gateway (hosts Portal Pages) Internet Connection Cisco 1721 Router Distribution Switch Distribution Switch Distribution Switch Distribution Switch Distribution Switch Access With Multiple VLANs Conceptual – Design In Process
  • 12.
    • Contract Signed – June 15,2005
    • Kick-off – July 19, 2005
    • Site Surveys
    • Preliminary Design
      • Dulles Airport – November 2005
      • National Airport – End of 4 th Quarter 2005
    • CWAS Operational
      • Dulles Airport – 1 st Quarter 2006
      • National Airport 3 rd Quarter 2006
    SCHEDULE
  • 13. SUPPORT ISSUES
      • Site Surveys
        • Escorts
        • Cable Tray And Duct Bank Drawings
      • Space
        • “ Head-end” Equipment – Large Requirement at Each Airport
        • Use Existing Communications Closets and Cable Trays
        • Power
        • Air Conditioning
      • Access to Facilities
        • Badging
        • Keys
      • Security – Multiple Vendors Using Same Space
  • 14. PROJECT CHALLENGES
    • No Authority TPM in place
    • Scheduling and Notice to Proceed from airport officers
    • Concession Contracts Written Differently
      • Unique Agreement with Four Carriers (Nextel is the lead Carrier)
    • Coordination – Between Four Carriers, IS3, and The Authority
    • What is the Marketing Plan for CWAS?
      • Final Decision - Authority
    • Broadband Impact to CWAS
      • Verizon offering
  • 15. NEXT ACTIONS
    • Acquire an Authority CWAS Project Manager
    • Address Marketing/Media Strategy
    • Address Carrier Macro Network Strategy
    • Buy the team lunch!
  • 16. Thank You! CWAS 2006!