Norwegian railway improves communications network

Jernbaneverket, the Norwegian National Rail
Administration, has selected
Nokia Siemens Networks to improve communications across its railway network, supporting safe,
punctual rail operations. The state-owned agency will implement a quality
management system that will continually assess its GSM-Railway (GSM-R) network
and identify any issues for immediate troubleshooting.


is critical to ensure high availability and quality of a railway communications
network both for the safety of our passengers and to minimize train delays
while maintaining control of our operating costs,” said Svein Erik Rasmussen,
commercial manager, Jernbaneverket


Siemens Networks has already provided us with its GSM-R solution, and impressed
us with its timely execution and strong support. It has now offered us a new
approach, along with Expandium, to manage that network and further improve its
reliability and operational efficiency,” Rasmussen added.


and control is critical to railway operators more, perhaps more so than any
other enterprise. Thus we are committed to developing better solutions,
driving GSM-R standardization and partnering with companies to develop products
aimed at improving railway communications network,” said Terje Hoemsnes,
customer team head, Nokia Siemens Networks


develops advanced solutions to enable railway operators to maximize their
investment by making their communications network more robust, improving the
safety of the passengers,” said Bernard Giner, CEO, Expandium.


Nokia Siemens Networks, we have a partner that clearly understands the
Norwegian railway authority’s concerns and brought its railway expertise to the
fore to help us devise a tailor-made solution,” Giner added.


quality management system by Expandium, QATS Railway, measures the quality of
service in real time and includes all the latest technologies under the
European Train Control System (ETCS) and GSM-R standards. Nokia Siemens
Networks will install and integrate the system into the Norwegian rail
authority’s communications network and provide project management services.


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