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Nokia Networks Wins Spanish GSM-R Deployment Contract

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Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF), Spain's state owned railway infrastructure manager, is expanding and modernizing its GSM R infrastructure.

The railway infrastructure manager is collaborating with Bombardier and Nokia Networks for the Valladolid-León and Venta de Baños-Burgos high-speed train lines. In a separate contract, ADIF is working directly with Nokia Networks for the La Robla-Pola de Lena route.

For both the projects, Nokia Networks is deploying an ERTMS compliant GSM-R network that provides voice communication between train drivers and the operation center. Additionally, the new radio network also enables faster deployment of ERTMS level 2 safety systems on high-speed train lines.

Under the turnkey contracts, Nokia Networks is supplying its Flexi Base Stations, fiber optic repeaters and Transcoder/Sub-Multiplexer (TCSM) as part of its GSM-R radio network equipment. Through its Global Services, the company is also providing network operations, network design, project execution, network implementation and maintenance services. Nokia's geographically-redundant NetAct network management system will be deployed to ensure network effeciency and stability for ADIF.

"With Nokia Networks as its key technology partner, Bombardier will lead the GSM-R deployment on the Valladolid-León and Venta de Baños-Burgos lines," said Paolo Covoni, head of Bombardier Transportation's Rail Control Solutions Division, Region South.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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