Telecom Lead Asia: Comba Telecom Systems Holdings has won a contract from the Bangkok Metro Public Co (BMCL) to provide a wireless solution to enable 2G and 3G voice and data communications throughout the underground railway network.
Opened in 2004, the BMCL’s Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) in Bangkok serves over 240,000 passengers daily and comprises of 18 stations, concourses, tunnels, platforms, and retail stores within the concourses.
BMCL has the exclusive rights to undertake all commercial activities and developments from its premises, including its wholly-owned neutral host network to support wireless telecommunications services.
Under the agreement, Comba Telecom will be replacing the legacy 2G system with a multi-system (2G/3G) active distributed antenna system (DAS) solution which includes the supply of DAS repeaters, antennas, passive equipment, cabling and services such as RF design, installation, optimization and maintenance.
“We are honored to be selected as the solution provider from BMCL. Our solution will modernize and expand the wireless infrastructure within the Bangkok MRT. The modular nature of our DAS solution means that BMCL will be equipped with a scalable system which can be expanded to integrate future requirements such as 4G technologies or new subway lines,” said Eric Ng, general manager of Southeast Asia for Comba Telecom.