Nokia announced that Societe Grand Paris (SGP) will deploy its 5G-ready IP/MPLS, mobile core and radio access network (RAN) solutions to support the implementation of four automated train lines that link 200 kilometers of Paris and up to two million passengers a day.
Nokia has already deployed LTE wireless network systems for SGP to provide network connectivity across three of the new Paris metro lines.
The Grand Paris Express, the future metro of Greater Paris, is the largest metro rail project in Europe.
The Nokia solutions include IP/MPLS high-speed network to support all Grand Paris Express operational and maintenance requirements. The mobile radio solution is designed for operational communications and indoor/outdoor connectivity across all Grand Paris Express stations, lines and depots.
Nokia said the IP/MPLS communications network will operate as a backbone that increases operational efficiency, enhances safety, and improves the passenger experience.
Real-time video surveillance inside the trains will assist centralized operations teams to quickly identify and flag issues and threats, accelerate response times and assure greater safety overall for passengers, emergency response teams and employees.
Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,200 enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments. It has also extended its expertise to more than 515 large private wireless customers worldwide.