Qatar Airways signs £16m comms deal

Qatar Airways has awarded SITA a five-year, $30m (£16m) contract to build and maintain an advanced telecommunications network infrastructure.

Qatar Airways has awarded SITA a five-year, $30m (£16m) contract to build and maintain an advanced telecommunications network infrastructure.

The network will connect all of the airline’s outstations to its reservations host, thus creating a fully-managed networked environment.

SITA is creating a fully-managed global intranet which uses a suite of TCP/IP protocols operating over SITA’s IP Virtual Private Network (IP VPN).

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, said, “SITA will seamlessly connect our offices in the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe, and the network will improve the effectiveness of our business applications.”

He added, “It will also help us bridge the information and communication barriers that in the past have typified far-reaching global operations. SITA has demonstrated that they have both the technological expertise and solution required to meet our communication needs, both now, and in the future.“

Read article: Sita offers hosted air passenger data system to transatlantic airlines

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