Nokia to deploy private wireless for NCRTC’s Delhi to Meerut RRTS

The Delhi to Meerut RRTS aims to enable sustainable economic and social development through enhanced connectivity in Delhi and the surrounding districts. It will transport more people at average speeds of 100 kmph to reduce travel time and road congestion. It is expected to be fully operational in 2025.


Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 25-01-2022 12:26 IST | Created: 25-01-2022 12:26 IST
Nokia to deploy private wireless for NCRTC’s Delhi to Meerut RRTS
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Nokia said Tuesday it is working with Alstom to deploy a private wireless network for the National Capital Regional Transport Corporation's (NCRTC) Delhi to Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

The private wireless network is being deployed to support European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 & 3 signaling as well as automated operation (ATO), which enables trains to use radio signals to continuously receive their movement authorities and to report their exact direction and position to ensure the safety of all on board, the Finnish network equipment vendor said in a press release.

"Nokia advanced railway solutions are designed to deliver a new level of connectivity for rail operators. Teams need to be aware of train positions in real-time to ensure the safety of passengers, and private wireless offers the security, reliability and high-speeds required to enable this," said Kamal Ballout, Head of Enterprise Solutions CHIMEA (China, India, Middle East and Africa) at Nokia.

The network, based on the Nokia Modular Private Wireless solution (MPW) including its latest AirScale radios, Air Frame-based evolved packet core capabilities, the 7250 IXR IP/MPLS backhaul routers, Group Communication platform for mission-critical push to talk/video (MCx/GC) and Network Services Platform (NSP) management, will span the 82 km rail route which incorporates 25 stations.

The Delhi to Meerut RRTS aims to enable sustainable economic and social development through enhanced connectivity in Delhi and the surrounding districts. It will transport more people at average speeds of 100 kmph to reduce travel time and road congestion. It is expected to be fully operational in 2025.

Commenting on this development, Thameem Kamaldeen, Managing Director Alstom Digital Mobility, Alstom Transport India, said, "We are pleased to work with Nokia, leveraging its extensive private wireless capabilities for the advanced signaling system that we are providing for NCRTC. The new high-speed rail network will help to transform the region."

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