Swedish rail network improves mobile comms


Swedish rail network improves mobile comms

Antony Savvas

Banverket, the Swedish railway administration, is improving its rail network management system with technology from Nokia Siemens Networks.

It is deploying Nokia Siemens Networks' @vantage commander element management system as it upgrades its GSM-R (GSM-Railway) system.

With the upgrade, Banverket will achieve higher efficiency in communication by the mapping of train telephone numbers to the correct mobile station in real-time.

For example, the train controller can call a train number without needing to know the locomotive or the engine driver's telephone number.

Under a previous contract, Nokia Siemens Networks is delivering all voice and data switching and radio network systems to Banverket's GSM-R network.

"We have had a long and beneficial relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks and are positive that this new solution will help us further maximise operational efficiency", said Curt Cederholm, technical manager for GSM-R at Banverket.

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