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Kapsch CarrierCom Wins Second Polish GSM-R Deployment Contract

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Kapsch CarrierCom says that it has won another GSM R supply order from the Polish railway, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe.

Kapsch will handle the design, delivery and installation of the GSM-R train radio system on the stretch of line E20 from Kunowice to Lowicz. The 26-month project will be implemented in cooperation with the Polish partner Torpol.

The total value of the order comes to EUR 41.5 million.

Following the award for the expansion of the GSM-R train radio on the E30 route in January 2013, this is already the second major order this year that Kapsch has received from PKP PLK, the operator of Polish railway network.

"Poland has one of the largest railway networks in Europe. It is a great success for us that our competence and experience in digital train radio led to success in this tender," explains Horst Kaufmann, Managing Director Kapsch CarrierCom in Poland and Sales Manager for the CEE region at Kapsch.

For this contract, Kapsch will install 114 base stations at 57 locations. In addition, base station controllers (BSC), transcoder units (TCU) and packet control unit support nodes (PCUSN) will be supplied and integrated. Kapsch will be responsible for the design and implementation of the GSM-R project. Torpol will provide infrastructure and a fiber-optic network.

After completion of the 26-month project, Kapsch will provide the expanded 5-year guarantee requested by PKP while also handling the technical support.

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