• Hub One

    About Hub One

    Hub One is a group of technology companies, subsidiaries of the Aéroports de Paris group, which supports SMEs, major corporations and intensively-frequented sites such as airports, railway stations, supply chains and shopping malls with their digital development projects.

    Our connectivity solutions, tailored to the businesses of our clients, include access to infrastructure, application and telecoms services: advanced telephony, Internet & networks, radio communications, mobility terminals and applications, traceability, voice solutions, mobile payment, etc.

    In 2013, Hub One accounted for €131 million in sales, with 9 agencies in France, 430 employees and 4500 clients.

    Our signature slogan, And Advanced Connection, testifies to our desire to place our technologies and our skills in the service of our customers.

    Find us at hubone.fr

    Hub One expertise is all about:

    • Global support: from study through consulting to implementation.
    • A market position which combines the experience of the operator with the expertise of the integrator.
    • A range of solutions suited both to SMEs and to corporates.
    • A stable group, on a human scale, backed up by Aéroports de Paris.
    • Constant effort devoted to the quest for innovation.
    • Expertise organised into skills hubs.

  • Terms & conditions

    Le site Internet ‘4Gcritical.com’ (ci-après le ‘Site’ ) est la propriété exclusive de Hub One SA. Les informations contenues dans ce Site sont non contractuelles, Hub One SA se réserve le droit de supprimer, modifier, ou corriger à tout moment le contenu de ce Site, ainsi que les présentes conditions d’utilisation.

    Dans le cadre de la consultation et de l’utilisation du Site Internet de Hub One SA, l’internaute s’engage à respecter les termes et conditions suivants.

    Conditions d’utilisation

    1.Propriété intellectuelle

    La reproduction et/ou représentation et/ou diffusion, même partielle, du Site ou d’un des éléments qui le composent est interdite sans autorisation préalable de Hub One SA et constitue une contrefaçon au sens des articles L 335-2 et suivants du code de la propriété intellectuelle.

    Le non-respect de cette interdiction constitue une infraction pouvant engager la responsabilité civile et pénale du contrefacteur.

    Les noms de domaine, les marques de Hub One sont la propriété exclusive de Hub One SA. Toute reproduction et/ou utilisation de ces noms de domaines, marques, logos, seuls ou associés, de quelque manière et à quelque titre que ce soit est interdite. La création de liens hypertextes vers le Site ne peut être faite qu’avec l’autorisation préalable de Hub One SA.

    2. Protection des données à caractère personnel

    Conformément à la réglementation en vigueur, Hub One SA a procédé à la déclaration auprès de la Commission Nationale Informatique et libertés (CNIL) de la collecte et du traitement des données à caractère personnel effectués via le site Internet d’Hub One dont l’URL est la suivante : www.hubone.fr

    2.1 Collecte et traitement des données

    Les utilisateurs du Site ont la possibilité de souscrire un abonnement au périodique d’information d’Hub One. Les informations recueillies à cette occasion permettent à Hub One d’adresser ledit périodique aux abonnés. Ces données personnelles collectées sont destinées à l’usage exclusif de Hub One.

    2.2 Droit d’accès, de rectification et de suppression

    Conformément à l’article 34 de la loi n° 78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés, l’internaute utilisateur du Site dispose d’un droit d’accès, de rectification et/ou de suppression des données le concernant. Pour exercer ce droit il doit s’adresser à Hub One SA : webmaster@hubone.fr

    3. Responsabilité

    Hub One décline toute responsabilité en cas de difficultés rencontrées lors de l’accès au Site ou pour toute défaillance de communication. Hub One ne saurait être tenue responsable d’un dommage ou d’un virus qui pourrait infecter l’ordinateur de l’internaute ou tout matériel informatique, suite à une utilisation ou à un accès au Site ou à un téléchargement.

    Mentions légales

    Le présent Site Internet est exploité par la société Hub One SA.

    Société Anonyme au capital de 41 136 840 €, inscrite au RCS de Bobigny sous le numéro 437 947 666, sise Roissypole – Le Dôme – 4, rue de la Haye, BP 11 937 TREMBLAY-EN-FRANCE, 95 732 ROISSY CDG – France

    Tél. + 33 (0)1 70 03 85 00

  • Security

    The emergency teams of the French Ministry of the Interior and Defence have demanding and specific requirements for carrying out their sovereign duties.

    Their personnel guarantee the individual and collective security of the Nation over the entire territory, whatever the location, whatever the circumstance.


    On a daily basis, the need for security and reliability is manifested by perfect communication between the various entities. Coordination of the actions of the Gendarmerie with the Police or Customs services helps anticipate critical situations arising.

    In the event of an incident occurring, the status quo must be re-established as quickly as possible. Technical solutions that are available in all circumstances are required in order to act efficiently and guarantee the success of these missions.


    This type of service requires appropriate coverage and resilience in order to discharge these duties.

    The use of dedicated communication tools requires major flexibility on the part of the telecoms infrastructures along with great reliability, while at the same time guaranteeing high levels of confidentiality.

    Our response

    Hub One, the operator for the Paris airport platforms, provides daily a comprehensive service for all of these teams. From specific terminals through services to infrastructures, Hub One perfectly addresses all of these challenges by way of a wide panel of technologies (Tetra, PMR network, relayed and secure mobile telephony, etc.).

  • Safety

    Our teams work daily on rapid responses to accidents.

    Firefighters, emergency medical teams and ambulances are all mobilised to rush to the aid of individuals when a disaster occurs.


    These teams must, as quickly as possible, find out as soon as an accident occurs about the environmental information so as to be able to restore the situation to normality as quickly as possible and provide help to those affected. The perception of field information, correlated with the acquisition of centralised information, is decisive for optimum responsiveness.


    In the event of a road, railway or airport accident, the capacity for the emergency teams on-site to acquire maximum information about the circumstances of the accident makes it possible to arrive at the best possible resolution.

    Coordination on site between the groups of specialists is optimised by way of telecommunications facilities that improve the efficiency of the individual and collective actions for saving lives.

    Our response


    Thanks to its high performance tools, Hub One can perfectly manage in critical situations the dynamic allocation of network resources, and their composition in terms of different emergency teams or professional profiles.

    The telecoms facilities therefore offer resources for:

    • Obtaining information on-the-move when moving around sites

    • Relaying and broadcasting to everyone comprehensive information about the situation (mobilising network resources specifically for the event in order to enable information relay)

    • Optimising the coordination of the various emergency teams (dynamic activation of specialised communication groups)

  • Critical mission

    Certain private industrial companies conduct businesses that are in the vital interests of the nation.

    Energy producers, companies managing the road infrastructures, water companies and companies handling the transportation of people and goods are all crucial to the smooth running of a country or territory.


    Their activities constitute the foundation of stable, sustainable and secure economic life.

    The criticality of their missions requires tools that are available, robust and specific:

         • airline companies using specific applications for data exchanges between the aircraft and the ground;

         • public transport companies using dedicated communication resources between the central office and train or tram in the event of service interruption.


    The availability of the telecoms infrastructures is required both in time and in space, which means:

         • radio coverage suited to the complexity of the location (underground, effect of metallic bodies - e.g., airframes) or to vast wildernesses;

         • applications and, more generally, the entire telecommunications chain of links must be available and highly resilient, from the terminals to the network core.

    Our response

    At Hub One it is in our genes to address the requirements and wide variety of missions thrown up by the airport environment. Hub One has therefore cultivated its expertise in selecting and validating the best terminals and infrastructures for accomplishing a specific mission.

  • Industrial professionals

    The entire industrial fabric expects high availability and robustness from its telecoms and IT infrastructures in order to manufacture. Every minute of downtime on a production line or of the unavailability of the IT system can have grave consequences both economically and, quite possibly, in terms of safety and security.


    This performance requirement is often constrained, for example in a factory, by the presence of heavy interference linked to electrical currents (engines, industrial machinery, etc.) and metallic structures.

    At Roissy CDG airport, for example, automatic baggage sorting takes place underground, on three levels, at a speed of 60 kph and over an area of 5000m².

    On the runways, the airline companies synchronise the resupply of their aircraft via wireless communication.

    The reliability of communications and the possibility of advanced functions for creating functional groups are required for working efficiently, and in spite of any radio interference from other systems, passengers and their electrical devices.


    The availability of the radio infrastructures is decisive for ensuring the smooth running of a manufacturing process, or for tracking goods, and so on, in environments that are ever more complex and dense in terms of radio frequencies.

    Our response

    Hub One has built up solid experience and regularly demonstrates its expertise in the deployment of reliable radio networks suited to the needs of its clients:

    • expansive areas such as airport runways,

    • high variation of density levels in terminals, or where there are significant physical constraints, such as underground.

    With the support of our partners - suppliers with worldwide reputations - we can offer the latest technological developments to our clients.


    The challenges of LTE PMR

    Even as 4G is beginning to be developed more and more for data exchanges and applications, Hub One marks a first in Europe with its professional mobile radio - or Wireless PMR - initiative.


    This activity is crucial for airports and for certain professionals on account of specific features such as group calls, call interception, emergency calls and passive listening.

    The implementation on a single ruggedised or consumer terminal of traditional wireless PMR services, along with high-speed applications and video, offers a significant competitive edge to our industries.



    Solution & Architecture

    In anticipation of release 12 (3GPP) which will standardise the initial features of LTE PMR in September 2014, Hub One has put in place and tested two distinct solutions corresponding to LTE PMR usages, by way of:

    • a proprietary solution on ruggedised terminals

    • an integrated solution on an off-the-shelf smartphone


    Results: all this and video too!

    Hub One has carried out satisfactory testing of PMR usages in an airport environment by adopting the simple and advanced features of traditional PMR: group call, emergency call, silent listening, push-to-talk, etc.

    Users were offered adapted features on ruggedised terminals and off-the-shelf smartphones, so enabling various cases of use to be taken into account.


    The services were tested at 400 and 700 MHz in outdoor, indoor and "deep indoor" environments, and highlighted the PMR features along with high-speed data exchanges and video on both types of terminal. The results proved conclusive for all three environments, including in Baggage Sorting which is currently only covered by the traditional Tetra networks.

    High-speed data and video clearly demonstrate the advantages they have to offer for airport security, operations and maintenance by way of high-speed file, photo and video exchanges, enabling situations to be grasped more efficiently.

    The installation of a latest-generation LTE PMR solution combining PMR / Data / Video offers the airports of ADP a significant competitive edge.


  • Context

    Objectives and scope

    Between December 2013 and April 2014, Hub One has been carrying out LTE testing at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport based on provisional 400MHz and 700MHz licences (bands 13 and 28) in coordination with Air France and Aéroports de Paris (ADP).

    The objective is to validate the technological promise of LTE - in terms of spectral efficiency, interference and data speed - and to validate the usage scenarios involving users (in particular, priorities management for critical networks).

    This work will make it possible to specify requirements with regard to frequency bands, and to study the conditions for pooling critical and non-critical activities in order to optimise spectrum management and the business model for these networks.

    The work will also make it possible to plan for migration to these networks via interconnection with the existing networks (Tetra, Voice), the management of heterogeneous networks (Hetnets) and the compatibility of existing antenna networks (DAS - Distributed Antenna System).

    Experimental context

    The testing has been taking place at Roissy CDG in the heart of airport operations, between terminals 2E and 2F. It implements solutions and cases of use suited to airport needs via LTE PMR and the operational applications of ADP and Air France.

    The cases of use tested in the framework of these experiments are:

    • • PMR / Data / Video on professional terminals and smartphones
    • • high-speed security & professional applications
    • • aircraft-ground communications while parked and when taxiing


    Three environments, three challenges

    Outdoor – Roads & Runways

    The outdoor environment chosen is at the heart of airport operations, on the airport parking zones and the taxiways. The tests are carried out both at fixed points and in situations of mobility, in order to reflect the operational conditions around airports.


    Indoor – Terminals

    The indoor environment tested corresponds to the airport terminals, covering large open spaces with considerable variations in population density, and hence in the numbers of devices.


    Deep Indoor – East Baggage Sorting

    The Deep Indoor tests are carried out in the heart of ADP Baggage Sorting. This is an extremely confined industrial environment with a large number of metal objects and surfaces, bringing added complications to the phenomena of radio signal propagation. Baggage sorting is representative of extreme industrial environments in which only robust radio systems (Tetra-type) are available today.


  • High-speed professional applications


    Hub One, ADP (Aéroports de Paris) and Air France have chosen to test what high-bandwidth technologies have to offer for the Air Transport industry through the porting of professional and security applications.

    • Capricorn

    Description: anti-collision application meant for runway vehicles and aircraft in reserved zones
    User: Aéroports de Paris and Air Navigation
    Benefits: reliable vehicle location data feed whatever the circumstances

    • Flight preparation (RZA)

    Description: application for coordination of aircraft preparation tasks
    User: Air France
    Benefits: improving the performance of operations and turnarounds

    • Onboard Data & Video

    Description: roaming data & video onboard runway vehicles
    User: new usage
    Benefits: improved communication with runway vehicles (Flyco, snowploughs, etc.) in nominal mode and for crisis management (Class of Service management)

    Solution & Architecture

    Hub One has put in place an interconnection solution for a number of applications in coordination with ADP (Capricorn) and Air France (RZA) in order to test the real benefits of this type of solution.



    The wireless tests carried out have proven conclusive.

    The application tests are underway and are to be carried out throughout the month of April 2014.

    Please check out this page in early May for more information.


  • Air/ground applications


    Hub One and Air France intend to use high-bandwidth technologies to enable high-speed data exchanges between aircraft and ground systems, both when parked and when taxiing.

    The objective is to guarantee reliable exchanges for transmitting airport field data (flightplan, weather conditions, etc.) along with entertainment files for passengers (films, newspapers, etc.).

    • Gatelink Application

    Description: aviation file exchange application
    User: Air France
    Benefits: high-speed data transfer when parked and when taxiing, for improving aircraft turnaround and the service offered to passengers.

    Solution & Architecture

    Hub One and Air France have put in place an interconnection solution with the Gatelink data exchange application.



    The wireless tests undertaken have proven entirely conclusive when compared to the current WiFi solution. The reliability and data speed of the LTE solution hold out great promise in terms of efficiency and therefore the optimisation of aircraft turnaround.

    The application tests are underway and are to be carried out throughout the month of April 2014.

    Please check out this page in early May 2014 for more information..


  • Challenges

    Everything is connected

    Mobile data usage has really exploded with the advent of the new types of access terminal: consoles, tablets, smartphones, notebook PCs...
    To this may be added new usages such as video or the Internet of things (MtoM/IoT). Mobile data traffic grew accordingly by 133% between 2011 in 2012.
    3G will soon no longer be adequate to meet these new requirements, and more bandwidth will be needed. By carrying data over new frequency bands, 4G guarantees higher speeds, shorter lag and better quality of service.

    Professionals will have a high-speed service providing improvements to their specific phone usages (group calls, emergency calls) and facilitating data exchange in real-time. These new features will contribute to operational performance by helping, in particular, to optimise coordination between operatives or dispelling doubt in the case of complex situations. In exceptional circumstances, for crisis situations, certain flow arbitration functions offered by LTE will make it possible to improve network availability for emergency teams.

    The main benefits of LTE

    • Full IP wireless network
    • High bandwidth (150 Mbps) enabling new usages
    • Extremely fast call setup time
    • Optimised radio coverage
    • Classes of service enabling several types of usage to be managed:
         - critical / standard activities
         - general public / professional
         - voice / data / video/p>


    10 things that 4G has to offer

    • Far more fluid web browsing
    • Unprecedented ease of connection
    • Sharp image quality and ease of use
    • Accelerated downloading or real-time sharing of large files (photos, troubleshooting reports, etc.) and of video content
    • Access to your work environment at any time and in any place
    • More applications that can be used on mobile terminals outside the home or workplace
    • Teamwork made easier thanks to optimised videoconferencing
    • Multitasking offering the possibility of phoning while simultaneously downloading e-mails, or surfing and downloading simultaneously an application
    • Richer-content, more reliable mobile sites
    • • Practically instantaneous receipt of urgent data, in particular in the framework of real-time interactions or transactions

  • Professionals

  • Experimentation

  • Videos

    4G: new usages for professional - Eric Pivot

    A 4G network to the airport community - Soline Olszanski

    4G: convergence towards a single network - Pierre Dufour

    The migration to 4G networks - Pierre Dufour

    4G: DAS compatibility - François Munerot

    4G : a response to the constraints radios in industrial environments - François Munerot

    PMR networks in 4G: what features? - François Munerot

    oS optimized with 4G - Pierre Dufour

    4G Critical by Hub One


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    Response teams have demanding requirements in their public missions

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    The lives of these teams is the rapid response in case of accidents

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    Critical mission

    A number of private industrialists activity of vital interest to the nation

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    Industrial professional

    The industry expects the telecom infrastructure availability and robustness to produce

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