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Nokia to build GSM-R network for Warsaw-Lodz railway corridor

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  • Safer, faster travel on popular rail line thanks to latest rail communications system
  • Turnkey project is part of comprehensive Polish rail network modernization
  • Nokia's third major GSM-Railway project in Poland

Nokia Networks will provide its GSM-Railway (GSM-R*) mobile infrastructure for the 110-kilometer route linking Poland's capital of Warsaw with the central city of Lodz. The secure digital mobile infrastructure will increase safety and help reduce traveling time by enabling faster speeds.

The turnkey project is part of a comprehensive modernization plan of the national rail network, carried out by Poland's rail network management, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PLK).

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Nokia's Railway solution includes:

  • Flexi Base Stations and the Base Station Controller
  • European Train Control System (ETCS)** level 2 signaling integration into the GSM-R platform
  • Turnkey services: Network design, project management, network implementation, maintenance
  • NetAct network management system to ensure network efficiency and stability

Dirk Lewandowski, head of Railway Solutions at Nokia Networks, said: "The Warsaw-Lodz corridor is one of the most popular railway lines in Poland and this project marks another important addition to our rail communications contracts in this country. We have already been selected to provide the mobile infrastructure for the strategic line between Warsaw and Gdynia and the 440-kilometer section of the East-West route between Lowicz and Terespol. 

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Nokia Networks serves over 70,000 kilometers of railways globally and is the market leader in GSM-R with 29 GSM-R networks deployed globally. GSM-R markedly improves the security, reliability and safety of rail services. For instance, it significantly enhances communication with trains passing through tunnels, affording far greater safety in case of emergencies.

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Notes:

* Global System for Mobile Communications - Railway (GSM-R) is a proven digital platform that is now the standard for railway-specific voice and data operational services on five continents including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and South America.

** ETCS is a signaling, control and train protection system designed to replace the many incompatible safety systems currently used by European railways, especially on high-speed lines.

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