Enterprise networking vendor Huawei has presented how its eLTE voice trunking and broadband data solution assists Indian railways to offer voice and broadband data connections between on board and ground based functions.
“We collaborate with more than 50 partners with industry specific expertise to build connected railways that enhance connections within railways, among people, and between railways and its passengers,” said Daniel Jiang, president Huawei Enterprise Business, India, speaking at IRSTE (Institute of Railway Signal and Telecommunication Engineers) in Delhi.
Huawei has provided solutions for more than 84,500 kilometers of railway lines including 44,000 kilometers of GSM-R.
The Chinese networking supplier said its rail transport solutions aim to improve transport capacity, facilitate communications between control centers, railway sections and stations to maximize the usage of network resources; and provide an information platform to deliver digital services to passenger and freight rail operators.
Huawei provided Zhengzhou Metro with its Digital Railway Solution to deploy the first commercial railway LTE network in passenger operation since December 2013.
In February 2014, Huawei joined hands with Bombardier to sign Africa’s first European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) regional railway commercial contract with Zambia Railways.
Huawei provides Agile Station Solution for rail operators with the FusionCube IT-enabled platform, agile network, and integrated application services. The solution is designed to automate manual processes, provide video-enabled communications, simplify management of rolling stock depot, and increase O&M productivity.