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Future Travel Experience

Join Ericsson at FTE – Sept 4-6

Air travel transformation enabled by wireless and cloud technologies

Sep 04, 2019
08:00 to Sep 06, 2019 12:00  (local time)

Every industry is facing unpresented digital disruption, and air travel is no exception. Continued passenger growth challenges the customer experience, airport and airline operations. At Ericsson we believe that the fundamental changes in technology coming with 5G, emerging mission critical private networks and cloud based operational business systems will enable airports and airlines to meet these challenges.

For passengers: ensure the wireless infrastructure can evolve to 5G offering maximum capacity and throughput for existing and new experiences.

For airports: improve terminal operations with new wireless sensors and IoT devices leveraging the wireless network. Use 5G to stream highest definition security video and edge computing to process streams in real-time. Offer wireless connections to the airport ecosystem for voice and data communication while streamlining billing, charging, settlement and customer care to monetize ecosystem relationships.

For airlines: use LTE and 5G networks to eliminate dependence on wi-fi for data communication. Transform your operation with advanced wireless voice and video communication. Support next generation aircraft maintenance processes with operational downloads and uploads enabling improved predicative and preventative maintenance.

Ericsson solutions for Airports

Indoor Small Cells for 4G and 5G

5G ready small cells to support customer and private requirements with minimal space requirements and aesthetic appeal.

Ericsson Cloud Billing

B2B and B2B2C charging, pricing, billing, settlement and customer care, empowering airports to monetize any relationship.

Ericsson Private Networks for a wide range of industries

Enable industry digitalization with flexible deployment. Secure communication with full control of coverage, devices and Quality of Services.

Indoor and outdoor radios for Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service

Use the new CBRS band to deploy private networks.

Meet our Experts

As we look towards the digital transformation of airports and the expectations and possibilities enabled by next generation wireless networks, our industry-leading innovators are driving us every day. Meet some of the experts that make Ericsson work and request to meet with us by filling out the contact form at the end of this page.

Gheorghe Spiride

Gheorghe Spiride is the Head of In-building Solutions Portfolio, Region North America at Ericsson, where he is responsible for solution and market development for small cells services and products targeting sports and large public venues. He has 20 years of hands-on experience in the telecommunications industry with extensive background in product development, systems engineering, and wireless network design and optimization.
George earned a PhD in computer engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and is an ACM member.

Gheorghe Spiride will participate in a panel on September 5th from 11:00 – 12:30
Track: On the Ground
Forth Working Session: Leaders Debate: Can new technology and alliances between airports and airlines revolutionize operational performance, and be the driving force behind operating model transformation?


Yunis Shahdad

Yunis Shahdad is Executive Director, Enterprise Sales and Business Development – Small Cells for Ericsson Networks - North America, driving cross functional team to solve indoor connectivity needs in the enterprise space. Previously, Yunis headed indoor sales for Global Customer Unit AT&T where he established Falcon/indoor program. Prior to that, Yunis headed services business development for accounts like T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. He was also responsible for project management and RF Engineering with two patents. Yunis has been with Ericsson for 23 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.


Gunnar Nyberg

Gunnar Nyberg is the Head of Global Sales for Monetization at Ericsson where he is responsible for sales towards Channel Partners as well as all Enterprise vertical industries. He has held various management roles in both IT and Telco domain spanning across Product Management and Sales Management. He has worked in Sweden, The Netherlands and since 1997 in the Unites States. Gunnar has worked with Airport and Airport groups globally to develop new approaches to ecosystem enablement and monetization.


Blogs and related content

  • Watch this video to see how Air France and Ericsson are collaborating for a private LTE network at Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Listen to this interview with Christian Regnier, Head of Communication Solutions for Air France on how LTE and 5G will impact ground services, engineering, maintenance, network security and critical IoT applications.

Event information

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ARIA Resort & Casino
Las Vegas
September 4-6, 2019

Future Travel Experience Global 2019 is focused on the theme of Transformation. With speakers and audience from across the ecosystem, including airports, vendors, startups, OEMs, government agencies, destination partners and various other travel industry stakeholders, sessions will discuss how the industry can prepare for the future.

Key tracks:

  • On the Ground
  • Terminal Design & Delivery
  • Customer Experience
  • Digital & Innovation


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