DigiCert to provide Root CA for AeroMACS



DigiCert, Inc., the global provider of scalable identity and encryption solutions for the enterprise, has announced at the World ATM Congress in Madrid that it has been selected to host the Root CA for Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS), the only wireless technology that has been validated by major international regulatory bodies to support the safety and regularity of flight, the company said.

An initiative championed by the WiMAX Forum, AeroMACS enables ground-to-aircraft communications to support both current applications and new ones that require more bandwidth. AeroMACS supports increased transmission of Air Traffic Control and Airline Operations Communications to relieve traffic congestion and delays. An internationally recognized standard, AeroMACS is the only wireless technology that has been validated by EUROCONTROL, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

DigiCert is already well-engaged with other key AeroMACS stakeholders:

Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) is a wireless broadband technology that supports the increasing need for data communications and information sharing on the airport surface for both fixed and mobile applications. Based on the WiMAX standard (IEEE 802.16e), AeroMACS operates in the protected and licensed aviation spectrum band from 5091 MHz to 5150 MHz, which has been designated on a worldwide basis by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2007.

DigiCert is a provider of scalable security solutions for a connected world. The most innovative companies, including the Global 2000, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices. DigiCert supports SSL/TLS and other digital certificates for PKI deployments at any scale through its certificate lifecycle management platform, CertCentral®. The company has been recognized with dozens of awards for its enterprise-grade management platform, fast and knowledgeable customer support, and market-leading growth. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit digicert.com or follow @digicert.