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Nokia Siemens Networks Wins Polish GSM-R Deployment Contract

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Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it is to provide its GSM R infrastructure for a major rail line in Poland. The nation's rail network management is modernizing this highly complex 35 station line linking Poland's capital, Warsaw, with the northern Baltic port of Gdynia.

The deployment of the GSM-R network along the 350-kilometer section of Poland's E65 line will provide a communications backbone for the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) solution. The project will be carried out by a consortium of Nokia Siemens Networks, Thales Polska and Bombardier Transportation.

While Thales Polska and Bombardier Transportation are in charge of designing, developing and implementing the Level 2 European Train Control System (ETCS) signaling part, Nokia Siemens Networks is responsible for the entire GSM-R project including network expansion and rollout.

The solution will be put into commercial operation in the second quarter of 2015.

"This project underlines our global leadership in the GSM-R market where we have more than a 50% share in the deployed GSM-R tracks. It further strengthens our position in Poland as a leading mobile infrastructure provider, also outside traditional telecommunication sector," said Piotr Kaczmarek, Poland country director at Nokia Siemens Networks.

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