SITA supercharges Biman's connectivity ahead of airline's growth plans

-A Monitor Report Date: 01 August, 2023

Dhaka : SITA has partnered with Biman Bangladesh Airlines allowing the latter to adopt a suite of state-of-the-art connectivity solutions that will increase the airline's network speeds, optimise its operations, and reduce expansion costs.

According to a release, SITA Connect Go is a new Secure SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solution designed specifically for the air transport industry. The solution was developed in partnership with Versa Networks, the recognised secure access service edge (SASE) leader.

It offers a software-based solution that allows multiple airlines, ground handlers, and other tenants to digitally transform at whatever pace they choose. Secure access is provided to virtualised applications and infrastructure at airports and in the cloud, delivering more scalable and agile performance.

The deployment will improve the airline's performance by giving the IT operations team a granular view and full visibility into their network usage and application performance. This will enable better decision-making and critical business application performance. It is all managed through a centralised platform that simplifies network management and orchestration, the press release added.

SITA Connect solutions will empower Biman with an increased bandwidth of up to 600 per cent, enabling unrivaled speed, flexibility, and agility to connect quickly and securely to applications and systems at their town and airport offices.

These enhancements have been extended to Biman at no additional cost demonstrating a reduction in total cost ownership as Biman expands its network.

The deal comes as SITA and Biman Bangladesh Airlines celebrate 50 years of partnership and will future-proof the airline's operations for planned growth, ensuring BG is ready to embrace a hybrid cloud environment in the future and add new applications as and when they need to.

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