Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa’s First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

15-06-2017

At the Africa Rail 2017 conference, Huawei and Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA) jointly announced the first rail operational Global System for Mobile Communications-Railway (GSM-R) network. The GSM-R system put into operation is a sub-system of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and is used for operational voice and mission critical data communication between train and control centres.

A journey which started in 2013 where Huawei in cornsortium with Altech Alcom Matomo were awarded the contract to supply PRASA with the latest digital wireless communication system for their commuter railways. Since then, PRASA and Huawei have worked in close partnership to deploy the first GSM-R network in South Africa, which spans over 800km and 152 stations across the country.



Source: IT News Africa


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