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Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport runs with state-of-the-art network

"Fujitsu acted as a beacon of good behaviour in the way it approached the tasks in hand. It demonstrated how best to co-ordinate and was a model IT supplier."

Bally Grewal, Director of IT Delivery, Heathrow Airport

The customer

Heathrow Airport is a major international airport located in West London, and is the busiest in Europe by passenger traffic. It is also the third busiest airport in the world in total passenger traffic, processing more international passengers than any other. The airport consists of five terminals which collectively handle over 70 million passengers flying to 170 destinations worldwide with 90 different airlines. It is constantly striving to improve its facilities within the framework of a ten year ‘masterplan’, which represents an investment of £11bn.

The challenge

Heathrow Airport invested £2.5bn in a comprehensive rebuilding of its second terminal. It needed a partner that could deliver a high-speed, robust and flexible network that would underpin all of the new terminal’s critical operations.

The solution

Selected Fujitsu to design and deploy an extensive network, including fibre cabling, switches, wireless LAN, IPTV, IP Telephony infrastructure, to cover 110 comms rooms, 1,700 cameras, 34,000 CAT 5 and 6 network ports and many other areas.

The benefit

  • Fujitsu’s proactive and flexible approach acted as a model for all suppliers and encouraged a collaborative relationship that ensures deadlines are met.
  • Fujitsu’s keen focus on health and safety helped to make this one of the safest large scale construction projects undertaken in recent years.


Read the full Heathrow Airport case study (281 KB/A4, 2 pages)