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July 15, 2015

Nokia Networks wins GSM-R supplier contract from Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn's rail infrastructure company DB Netz has awarded Nokia Networks an eight-year contract to modernise its GSM-R communications network in southern Germany.

Deutsche Bahn’s rail infrastructure company DB Netz has awarded Nokia Networks an eight-year contract to modernise its GSM-R communications network in southern Germany.

As part of the deal, Nokia Networks will replace the existing GSM-R radio systems with new technology, including the Flexi base station, in addition to provide implementation services to ensure minimal impact on railway operations.

The scope of the work includes installation of more than 2,000 GSM-R Flexi base stations and controllers, as well as implementation and support services.

"This is one of our biggest GSM-R contracts so far and will greatly increase our footprint in Europe."

The company will also deliver an end-to-end implementation solution and exchange complete site solutions, including shelters, power supply and telecommunication equipment, without significant interruption of railway traffic.

Deutsche Bahn technology and environment member of the board Dr Heike Hanagarth said: "We are looking forward to working with our international partner Nokia. We are convinced of their technical innovation and quality."

Nokia Networks’ global services organisation which has successfully completed several turnkey projects across Europe will be responsible for carry out these GSM-R modernisation works.

The company with help from its European R&D centre in Hungary will provide long-term support to DB Netz’s GSM-R network.

Nokia Networks railway solutions head Dirk Lewandowski said: "This is one of our biggest GSM-R contracts so far and will greatly increase our footprint in Europe."

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