Telecom Lead Asia: ZTE announced that its generation
SDR-based GSM-R products have passed European Integrated Railway Radio Enhanced
Network (EIRENE) certification.
ZTE achieved the certificate
from TUV Rheinland, a provider of independent inspection and
certification service. The achievement indicates the maturity, stability
and reliability of ZTE GSM-R products. ZTE’s GSM-R products are suitable for
the European global railway communication market.
ZTE’s GSM-R system (GSM for Railways) is a digital mobile
communication system specially designed for railway communication.
It provides location and feature-based addressing on the
basis of advanced speech call items regulated in GSM Phase 2+ such as group
calls, broadcast calls, multiple priorities and forced disconnection,
effectively satisfying railway requirements including high-speed railways.
The test was performed in TUV Rheinland (Shanghai)
between ZTE GSM-R and railway terminal (specifically, Sagem’s handheld mobile
station and Funkwerk’s vehicle-held mobile station both have passed EIRENE
certification and received European railway recognition). Taking five months to
complete, the result shows that the features and performance of ZTE’s GSM-R
system fully comply with European EIRENE rules.
ZTE claims that the product can smoothly connect with
products from other vendors, meeting all necessary requirements in railway
communication including shunting mode.
Based on the deep understanding of railway communication
and global mature SDR BTS commercialization, ZTE provides a leading solution
that is highly secure and reliable and works exceptionally well in a high-speed
mobile environment providing global railway operators with professional communication
and dispatching services which are key to functionality,” said ZTE GU Product
General Manager, Pu Yingchun.
ZTE’s GSM-R system has been trialed in Ural, Russia, and
has passed testing on Russian Railways.
TUV Rheinland maintains a presence at around 500
locations in 61 countries with 14,500 employees. Annual turnover is EUR 1.3