Nokia bags GSM-R and backhaul network contract in Poland

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Nokia and railway operator PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PKP PLK) have signed a 5-year contract to deploy a GSM-R and backhaul network to enhance railway security in Poland.

This project, Nokia’s largest-ever GSM-R contract, will provide PKP/PLK with one of the biggest railway communications networks in Europe.

Nokia will provide installation, commissioning, third-party integration, first-line care and maintenance for 13,800 km of the GSM-R network, plus more than 11,000 km of optical fiber-based backhaul network infrastructure with IP Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical network equipment.

It includes a GSM-R solution (radio and core network including NetAct, Messaging and diverse third-party products), an IP-MPLS core network, security, and DWDM technology for the fiber-optic network.

Nokia GSM-R has 20 customers worldwide and covered more than 75.000 km railway tracks. Nokia has deployed four GSM-R Turnkey Projects with PKP PLK in Poland over the last six years.