Huawei to provide GSM-R to PRASA in South Africa

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Huawei to provide GSM-R to PRASA in South Africa

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From Railway Gazette International: http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/proj ... frica.html
Huawei to provide GSM-R in South Africa
03 April 2013
Huawei engineer.

SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa has awarded a consortium of Huawei and local partner Altech Alcom Matomo a R485m contract to equip 1 200 km of commuter routes in Cape Town, Durban and Gauteng with GSM-R communications.

The contract signed on March 28 covers the provision of base stations, a core network and optic fibre transmission equipment to replace the existing MPT 1327 trunked radio system.

According to Huawei, this will be the first GSM-R deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa when it rolls out in 2015.

Network Rail's experience of GSM-R deployment across southern England is described in the April 2013 issue of Railway Gazette International.
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Re: Huawei to provide GSM-R to PRASA in South Africa

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Here is some information about GSM-R.
Maybe it is interesting to you:

http://www.uic.org/spip.php?article430
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