As a major hub, the Geneva airport is frequented by prominent people with highly confidential information. To protect their communication and ensure smooth operations, Geneva Airport is having its mobile networks secured by FL1 in Liechtenstein.
“As a service provider, we are able to detect espionage or possible attacks on sensitive areas and identify what are known as IMSI catchers or jammers,” said Mathias Maierhofer, CEO of Telecom Liechtenstein. Such equipment could be brought to airport premises in drones or vehicles and used to partially or completely intercept or disrupt mobile or GPS networks.
FL1’s technology is designed to detect and fend off such attacks early on and offers “high protection against eavesdropping particularly for critical infrastructure but also for industrial companies and organizations,” said Maierhofer.
André Schneider, CEO of Genève Aéroport, called FL1’s services “an important part of our security concept”, adding that the airport wants to “offer its guests the best possible protection against spying on individuals or the interception of mobile telephone calls”.