Motorola to supply TETRA network for Malaysian rail project

8 February 2018 (Last Updated February 8th, 2018 12:18)

Motorola Solutions has secured a contract to supply a TETRA two-way radio communications network for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Malaysia.

Motorola Solutions has secured a contract to supply a TETRA two-way radio communications network for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Malaysia.

As a technology partner to the project’s developer, the APLG consortium, Motorola will supply and install the complete, digital, two-way radio communications network for the new Sungai Buloh–Kajang (SBK) MRT line.

The network is set to include more than 500 TETRA radio devices and base stations.

APLG consortium project director Byung Il Park said: “Cooperating with Motorola Solutions enables our companies to combine their local and global expertise.

"Working together, we will deliver a highly customised communication system, providing timely and secure transportation services for the Malaysian public."

“Working together, we will deliver a highly customised communication system, providing timely and secure transportation services for the Malaysian public.”

The 51km-long SBK line will comprise a total of 31 stations and forms part of an integrated mobility project that aims to provide seamless urban transportation services for 1.2 million residents across the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley region.

The project is also expected to reduce traffic congestion in the Greater Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area.

Motorola Solutions Malaysia country president Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir said: “Throughout the project’s four-year construction and into its daily operational use, our communication network will provide security, safety and convenience for workers and users of the urban transportation system.”

Nasir further added that the metro rail project is set to be the first of its kind to be managed by the company’s Malaysia-based engineering team from end-to-end.

The construction of public rail infrastructure forms an important part of Malaysia’s economic development programme for the Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley area.

In addition, two further MRT lines have been proposed under the Klang Valley MRT project.