CommScope and Nokia Provide 4G Coverage for Gotthard Base Tunnel

Completed in the summer of 2016, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the world, running 2.3km below the Swiss Alps at 250km/h for a length of 57km.

Nokia looked to CommScope to develop a DAS solution that would allow reliable wireless communication for passengers and crew alike so that connecting in the tunnel was as effortless and reliable as doing it at the station.

CommScope answered the Gotthard Base Tunnel challenge with a highly customisable, multiband, multioperator, fibre-optic DAS platform that is fast and reliable enough to handle the lightning-fast handoffs required by bullet trains.

Parallel networks for public and railway communications extend throughout the tunnel. The solution ensures that connections made throughout the tunnel are as fast and reliable as they are in the centre of Zurich or Milan.

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