MobileAccess Networks announced that its Universal Wireless Network has been deployed by Sprint at Oakland International Airport to provide Wi-Fi service for passengers and airport employees.

Encompassing more than 500,000 square feet, the MobileAccess product offers the airport a Wi-Fi solution that is more secure and easier to maintain than conventional Wi-Fi deployments, according to the company. Of course, the multi-use MobileAccess infrastructure provides flexibility to support additional wireless voice and data services to address future needs.

MobileAccess points out that conventional Wi-Fi implementations can be difficult to maintain in a busy airport because IEEE 802.11 access points (APs) must be mounted high on ceilings and walls. Its Universal Wireless Network eliminates that issue by clustering the APs in secure telecom closets while passive broadband antennas, which require no maintenance, are installed in public areas.