RFS Supplies In-Tunnel Wireless Network for China's Dongguan Rail Line
Published on: 23rd Jan 2014
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) says that it has been selected to provide in tunnel wireless broadband coverage for the Dongguan Rail Transit R2 Line currently under construction in China.
Once installed, the new wireless network will wireless communications along the tunnels between New Dongguan Railway Station and Humen Railway Station. As the main traffic channel for the economic corridor of west of Dongguan, the R2 Line is an important part of the Dongguan rail transportation system. Construction on the first section of the R2 Line between New Dongguan Railway Station and Humen Railway Station was started in March 2010 and is scheduled to be completed by 2015.
"RFS RADIAFLEX cables will be installed to provide wireless broadband coverage along the 33.7 km of underground tunnel, which accounts for 89 percent of the total length of this section of the R2 Line," said Golden Nie, Wireless Indoor Product Group Director of RFS Asia. "The tunnel is longer and the distance between stations is farther on Dongguan R2 line than most of other metro lines. This means the wireless network in the tunnel must meet higher performance requirements to provide the coverage needed to enable TETRA and public wireless communication along the rail line."
The RFS RADIAFLEX suite of radiating cables is designed to provide wireless broadband coverage for confined areas. Each cable features RFS' higher order mode suppression technique in radiating cable design. The broadband feature enables cables to work on different bands in one single coverage system, thereby supporting multiple carriers and multiple standards.