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How Rio’s Airport Trained for the Summer Games

A behind-the-scenes look at the data center and networking tech powering the Rio airport



Yearly passenger traffic at RIOgaleão Airport recently reached approximately 17 million, and 1.5 million people are expected for the upcoming summer games in August 2016. With this surge of travelers, the airport knew that upgrading its network infrastructure would be a key priority. RIOgaleão’s IT team undertook a major network upgrade, in concert with the Airport’s 100,000 square meter construction and expansion project.

1.5 million passengers are expected at Rio’s airport for the upcoming summer games.

The top priorities for the infrastructure upgrade were improving the performance and reliability of the network as well as introducing a new mobile app to enable a richer traveler experience. To do this, RIOgaleão partnered with HPE and Aruba to complete the upgrade before the summer games doubled their usual visitors. 

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Renata Pinherio, Marketing Director of RIOgaleao