Sao Paulo Monorail

Israel-based communications provider RAD is to offer a wireless communications solution for the São Paulo Monorail project in Brazil.

The company’s solution will ensure uninterrupted train-to-ground communications between São Paulo’s new monorail and the system’s control centres.

Responsible for providing telecommunications systems for the São Paulo Monorail Line 17-Gold project, rail operator T’TRANS will install the communication system onto the new monorail.

RAD says that the communication system is based on its advanced Airmux-5000 Mobility, point-to-multipoint 5GHz radios.

The communication system will provide trains with surveillance cameras, warning systems, electronic advertising, Wi-Fi connectivity and telecommand channels.

" All this combines to guarantee uninterrupted connectivity with the monorail."

São Paulo’s new 18km-long monorail line connects 18 stations and it operates 26 trains running at a speed of up to 200km/h.

RAD Brazil general manager Valter Teixeira said: "The important differentiators of RAD technology are its level of reliability, availability and coverage over extended distances.

"All this combines to guarantee uninterrupted connectivity with the monorail, while supplying sufficient bandwidth for video, voice and data communications."

RAD works closely with worldwide operators and service providers, including A1 Telekom Austria, Bharti Airtel, CenturyLink, China Mobile, China Telecom, Claro, Embratel, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN, SoftBank, Telefónica, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Telus, Verizon International and Vodafone.

It is a member of the $1.2bn RAD Group of companies.


Image: Operational control centre of the São Paulo metro. Photo: courtesy of Dornicke.