New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Nokia on January 25, 2022 announced That the company is working with Alstom to deliver a private wireless network for India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) i.e. Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor of National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC). It will support European Train Control System (ETCS) level 2 signaling to maintain safety for passengers on the semi high-speed rail route which is currently under construction.
Fully redundant private network based on Nokia modular private wireless solution (MPW) including its latest airscale radio, air frame-based developed packet core capabilities, 7250 IXR IP/MPLS backhaul router, group communication platform for mission-critical push/talk Video (MCX/GC) and Network Services Platform (NSP) management, will span the 82 km rail route comprising 25 stations.
The private network is being deployed to support ETCS Level 2 and 3 signaling as well as Automated Operations (ATOs), which allow trains to continuously receive their movement officers and ensure their precise direction to the safety of all. and enables the use of radio signals to report the position. riding. The introduction of LTE/4.9G technology for ETCS is an important asset for railway operators and will pave the way for a smooth transition to FRMCS (Future Railway Communication System).
Thamim Kamaldin, Managing Director, Alstom Digital Mobility, Alstom Transport India, said:
We are pleased to partner with Nokia, leveraging Nokia’s extensive personal wireless capabilities for the advanced signaling systems we are providing for NCRTC. The new high-speed rail network will help transform the region.
Kamal Ballout, Head of Enterprise Solutions CHIMEA (China, India, Middle East and Africa) at Nokia, said:
Nokia has supported the digital transformation of over 380 enterprises across diverse industries through our personalized wireless solutions. Nokia’s advanced railway solutions are designed to provide a new level of connectivity for rail operators. Teams need to be aware of train status in real time to ensure the safety of passengers, and Private Wireless provides the security, reliability and high speeds needed to enable this.
82.15 km Delhi – Meerut It is the first in a phased development of a semi high-speed rail network that aims to enable sustainable economic and social development through improved connectivity in Delhi and surrounding districts. Expected to be fully operational in 2025, the low-emission RRTS will carry more people at an average speed of 100 kmph to reduce travel time and road congestion.