Nokia Siemens selected by Turkish railway to provide mobile network

Telecom Lead India: The Turkish railway
administration, TCDD, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to build a new
communications network for the rail line between Inonu and Kosekoy.

This 158 kilometer high speed train line is under
construction to connect Ankara with Istanbul. Nokia Siemens is providing TCDD
with its GSM-R (railway) radio and core network elements and services.

Building a reliable, interoperable railway communications
network is important for TCDD as per European Union regulations. We are
providing our GSM-R technology for TCDD to build a reliable and interoperable
network. Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the two GSM-R suppliers globally that
successfully completed interoperability tests recognized by the European
Commission,” said Erkan Tezcanli, head of customer team at Nokia Siemens

Nokia Siemens Networks is providing its GSM-R radio
network equipment, including base stations and base station controllers. The
company is also supplying GSM-R user equipment, including handheld devices,
train cabin radios and dispatcher terminals. Moreover, it is delivering
repeaters to enable better network coverage in tunnels.

Nokia Siemens Networks’ radio system will provide
reliable communications between the train driver and guard in the moving
high-speed train and operations center on ground. This is expected to improve
the efficiency of railway operations to reduce train delays and enhance the
security of railway stations and safety of passengers.

With this project, the company’s GSM-R commercial lines
will increase to over 46,000 kilometers worldwide. With this, the company has
increased its GSM-R market share to 60% globally, maintaining its leadership

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