NSN in GSM-R deal with Polish Railway

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) today said it will support Polish Railway for expanding its GSM-R infrastructure by deploying mobile network on 440-kilometer stretch of east-west rail corridor.

As per the deal, NSN will provide its GSM-Railway (GSM-R) mobile infrastructure to cover a 440-kilometer section of Poland’s E-20 railway corridor.

To optimize traveling time and help ensure safety, the nation’s rail network management, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PLK) has selected NSN’s solution to modernize communications along the tracks, linking central Poland with the country’s eastern border.


NSN’s GSM-R communications will provide PLK with a secure digital infrastructure. The deal covers the railway section between the central city of Lowicz and Terespol and is to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2015.

Technology firm Thales will build turnkey transmission including fiber-optic cables network. NSN said the transmission system will be based on Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) and Ethernet technology, dedicated particularly to Fixed Dispatcher Terminals communications on the 440-kilometer section.

NSN will deploy its Base Stations and Base Station Controller. For seamless integration, NSN will provide a broad range of services including network design, project management, network implementation and maintenance. The deal also includes NSN’s NetActnetwork management system to ensure network efficiency and stability.

To date, the company has deployed around 30 GSM-R networks in 21 countries, serving some 50,000 km of railways to make it the world’s number one GSM-R vendor in both the number of commercial networks and the length of operated GSM-R lines.