Modernisation of the Fraport to #5Gready

"SWAP" of older mobile technology and upgrade of new services 

To meet the increasing demands of mobile users, Telekom recently upgraded its mobile networks at Frankfurt Airport to the Single RAN (SRAN) and 5G Ready standard.

As a well-known service provider at Fraport, we were commissioned with the modernisation measures, because only those who can meet the high security standards can gain access to the site and apron here. The measures included the replacement (SWAP) of the older mobile radio technology as well as the upgrade of new services at a total of 45 locations.

In order to be able to maintain the regular operation of the mobile radio coverage as far as possible, the replacement and the associated shutdown of the technology took place mainly at night from 22:00 to 06:00 in the morning. Together with Fraport, the network operator Telekom and the system supplier, we organised and scheduled the work to be carried out. For some of the locations, a long planning phase was required to obtain approval for relevant shutdowns in hazardous or transport areas.

With the current infrastructure, Telekom is able to cover the needs of mobile users in terms of bandwidth and speed in the best possible way. Frankfurt Airport is therefore #5Gready.


Client: Telecom

Area: Radio networks

Performance period: January 2020 - December 2020

Scope of services: Replacement (SWAP) of the older mobile radio technology as well as the upgrade of new services to the SRAN and 5G ready standards; deployment of up to 10 employees from project and construction management, system and measurement technology and installation; a total of 45 locations.