FAA telecom upgrade reaches IP milestone

Nov 30, 2005

The new Internet Protocol backbone for the Federal Aviation Administration's telecom upgrade project has been completed.

Harris Corp. said Wednesday that 80 percent of the FAA's operational Internet Protocol traffic has been migrated to the new FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure project.

Harris Vice President John O'Sullivan called the milestone "a critical achievement since at least half of all future telecom requirements for the National Airspace System will require IP services."

Formally known as Internet Protocol over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (IP over ATM), the project links the Internet nodes of 26 FAA control centers and other facilities. Traffic includes flight plans and navigational and weather data that moves faster and in greater volume than the current system.

The system is accommodated by Sprint and AT&T long-distance networks. Upgrades included improvements to security, routing and switching as well as the replacement of about 35,000 separate circuits.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Researchers discover low-grade nonwoven cotton picks up 50 times own weight of oil

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for Internet censorship

1 hour ago

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for the Internet to be censored to preserve "public morality", in what the opposition suggested Saturday was an attempt to silence government critics.

Hitchhiking robot thumbs its way across Canada

2 hours ago

A talking robot assembled from household odds and ends is hitchhiking thousands of kilometers across Canada this summer as part of a social experiment to see if those of its kind can trust humans.

Australia launches 'Green Army' for environment

2 hours ago

Australia on Saturday launched its 'Green Army' which plans to recruit up to 15,000 young people for projects to conserve and rehabilitate the environment—the biggest land care mobilisation in the nation's ...

Iliad founder says T-Mobile offer is 'real'

11 hours ago

French telecom upstart Iliad's founder said Friday that the company's offer for US-based T-Mobile is "real" and that he is open to working with partners on a deal.

Recommended for you

Google Glass: Paramedics' next tool

14 hours ago

While Google Glass' potential as a consumer device remains to be seen, Lauren Rubinson-Morris is excited about its possibilities in her workplace.

Qi wireless charging standard offers more design freedom

15 hours ago

Wireless charging is getting a new technology treatment which offers more design freedom. The Wireless Power Consortium's advance in its Qi wireless charging standard means that phones and chargers will no ...

User comments : 0