Lufthansa relies on T-Systems for global wide area network. Lufthansa offices and check-in terminals on all continents
Within the scope of the company's network management, the IT service provider Lufthansa Systems has commissioned T-Systems to provide a global wide area network (WAN) for Lufthansa Passage. The WAN will connect over 600 of the airline's locations worldwide to Lufthansa Systems' central data center in Kelsterbach, Germany.
Frankfurt am Main, May 22, 2007
In the future, every Lufthansa check-in terminal and office will have access to a fast MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) connection. To date, booking requests and flight reservations typically must be navigated via the IP-based WAN across many individual stations. MPLS is a technology that enables targeted direct connections in IP-based networks. This means that data travels from the sender to the receiver very fast. The services to be provided by T-Systems are part of the global wide area network that has been set up by Lufthansa Systems for the airline and aviation industry.
By operating the Lufthansa WAN, T-Systems will once again prove its expertise as a provider of high-performance, globally linked ICT solutions. T-Systems is one of the few companies able to meet the demands of internationally active customers for a service provider that delivers IT and telecommunications solutions worldwide from one source and with standardized service levels.
The new project is based on comprehensive strategic cooperation focusing on several areas of activity, which was entered into by Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Deutsche Telekom AG in January 2006.
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