Swedish Railway Operator Upgrades GSM-R Platform
Published on: 28th Mar 2014
Redknee Solutions says that it has launched the latest version of its Intelligent Network (IN) solution for GSM R networks at Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket).
Trafikverket (TrV) is the Government agency responsible for the long-term planning of the transport system and is also in charge of the state road network and national railway network.
Redknee's GSM-R IN is an integral part of Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) GSM-R solution.
Trafikverket Sweden launched version 5.0 of Redknee's Railway@vantage solution, which provides TrV Sweden with a Next Generation Intelligent Network (ngIN) and delivers additional value-added services (VAS) capabilities. In addition, Railway@vantage offers smart operational features that far exceed the current standards, including the provision of continuous availability through Geographical Redundancy in the event of a disaster. The solution's active/active architecture duplicates most of the core network elements, therefore matching the traffic, with live traffic handled simultaneously by both geographically separated sites.
Dirk Lewandowski, Head of NSN Railway Solutions said: "NSN and Redknee helped Trafikverket build a reliable Geo Redundant Intelligent Network solution as part of the GSM-R network in Sweden. Our strong relationship with the customer and Redknee were key to the successful collaboration during the implementation project. Most importantly, the new solution increases the availability, thus contributing to the enhanced reliability of train travel for passengers."