French public transport provider, RATP has awarded the network upgrade of its transmission infrastructure (SDH, ATM), video system and the migration of its telecommunications services to three French companies working in collaboration: Alcatel-Lucent, Cofely-Ineo and Bull. Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for the project globally and will be in charge of supplying a high availability, redundant and [...]
Archives By Tag » Ground-to-Train Communications
The growth of cities and rising demand for urban mobility is putting even greater pressure on metro infrastructure, which in many cities dates back 100 years or more. However with automation, even the oldest metro lines can meet the needs of dynamic 21st century cities. Paris Transport Authority (RATP) has been a pioneer in the [...]
Fixed and wireless communications network is critical for automated metro solutions offering metro rail operators improved performance, safety and security.
With: O. Andre, Railways Market Leader - 24 Feb 2014
For the metro automation project to succeed RATP had to reach a consensus with staff and unions and engaged in a marketing campaign to inform passengers.
With: P. Mancone, transport company (RATP) head of Paris Metro Line 1 - 24 Feb 2014
UTO brings major advantages to metro operations and the business case supports automation upgrades when existing equipment reaches life expiry.
With: O. Fafa, Director of Transport Systems - SYSTRA - 24 Feb 2014
REFER Telecom migrates its communication networks to a converged IP/MPLS multi-service platform supporting mission-critical services such as signalling.
With: J. Figueiras, head of data networks, Refer Telecom, Portugal - 04 Nov 2013
Rail operators can benefit from IP/MPLS network which securely support any mission-critical application while reducing the total cost of ownership.
With: D. Mandoc, Chairman, European Radio Implementation Group, International Union of Railways (UIC) - 04 Nov 2013
IP/MPLS’ cost-effectiveness and capability allowing a single, multiservice and converged communications network makes it railway operators’ preferred choice.
With: B. Leridon, Business Development Manager, IP Division, Alcatel-Lucent - 04 Nov 2013
In railway environments, mission critical services, operation assistance services, and passenger services must be supported by reliable mobile communication systems. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is considered to be the natural evolution for the current Global System for Mobile Communications–Railways (GSM-R) in high speed railway environments, not only for its technical advantages and increased performance, but [...]
In the latest issue of ‘Future Rail’, don’t miss an inspiring article with 4 expert views about the mobile broadband technology (4G/LTE) improving travel for rail passengers and operations for the rail companies. The article covers from its benefits, obstacles to its future plans for 4G implementation on the world’s railways. It demonstrates that by [...]