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Warsaw, Poland – February 12, 2013
Nokia Siemens Networks to supply mobile network for Polish Railways
GSM-R network will enhance security and speed on train line linking Warsaw and
Nokia Siemens Networks will provide its GSM-Railway* (GSM-R)
infrastructure for a major rail line in Poland. The nation’s rail network
management, PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe, is modernizing this highly complex
35-station line linking Poland’s capital, Warsaw, with the northern Baltic port
The deployment of the GSM-R network along the 350-kilometer section of Poland’s
E65 line will provide a communications backbone for the European Rail Traffic
Management System (ERTMS) solution. The project will be carried out by a
consortium of Nokia Siemens Networks, Thales Polska Sp. z o.o. and Bombardier
Transportation, introducing ERTMS standards to this busy passenger and freight
While Thales Polska and Bombardier Transportation are in charge of designing,
developing and implementing the Level 2 European Train Control System** (ETCS)
signaling part, Nokia Siemens Networks is responsible for the entire GSM-R
project including network expansion and rollout.
“Nokia Siemens Networks’ GSM-R communications will help PKP Polskie Linie
Kolejowe ensure greater safety for passengers travelling on the Warsaw-Gdynia
high-speed route,” said Andrzej Wolski, project director at PKP Polskie Linie
Kolejowe. “The modernization will also allow us to shorten travel time by
increasing the speed of our modern trains, which will be able to run at up to
200 km/h in selected sections.”
Nokia Siemens Networks will provide its market-leading GSM-R radio network
equipment, including base stations, base station controller, the transmission
backbone, as well as the dispatchers and handheld terminals. In addition, the
company will deploy its maintenance system for Railways (NetAct)
ms/netact) and integrate ETCS Level 2 signaling for the GSM-R turn-key project.
The solution will be put into commercial operation in the second quarter of
“This project underlines our global leadership in the GSM-R market where we
have more than a 50% share in the deployed GSM-R tracks. It further strengthens
our position in Poland as a leading mobile infrastructure provider, also
outside traditional telecommunication sector,” said Piotr Kaczmarek, Poland
country director at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ GSM-R system meets the enhanced safety,
interoperability and quality expectations of railway operators while reducing
operational costs and providing additional differentiation potential in the
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About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the
first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront
of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new
capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most
efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those
networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.
With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 100 countries and had
net sales of approximately 13.8 billion euros in 2012.
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* Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R) is a proven digital
platform that is now the standard for railway-specific voice and data
operational services in five continents including Europe, Asia, Africa,
Australia and South America.
Nokia Siemens Networks has deployed 29 GSM-R networks in 20 countries serving
50,000 km of railways, making it the number one GSM-R vendor in both number of
commercial networks and length of operated GSM-R lines. The company’s GSM-R
networks serve railways in Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Libya, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia and Turkey.
**ETCS is a signaling, control and train protection system designed to replace
the many incompatible safety systems currently used by European railways,
especially on high-speed lines.
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