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November 27, 2013

Kapsch CarrierCom to install GSM-R technology in Hungary

Hungarian state holding firm Nemezeti Inforkommunikációs Szolgáltató (NISZ) has contracted system integrator Kapsch CarrierCom to install GSM-R technology on a stretch of over 900km.

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Hungarian state holding firm Nemezeti Inforkommunikációs Szolgáltató (NISZ) has contracted system integrator Kapsch CarrierCom to install GSM-R technology on a stretch of over 900km.

Under the €46m contract, Kapsch will supply all the technology for the GSM-R network, while implementing the 3GPP Release 4 Core technology-based network, as well as new generation base stations. In addition, Kapsch will oversee the associated maintenance work for three years.

"Hungary is a key country for European transit traffic."

MVM OVIT will be responsible for the physical infrastructure measures.

A consortium of Kapsch and transmission network company Országos Villamostávvezeték (MVM OVIT) will install the network by 2015.

A service control point will also be included as the central component for processing the entire service, according to Kapsch.

Kapsch CarrierCom CEO Kari Kapsch said: "Due to its geographic location, Hungary is a key country for European transit traffic. We therefore consider this order a particularly important reference project."

Three of the most important pan-European rail corridors run through Hungary. The expansion of the GSM-R network is expected to further optimise trans-European rail traffic.

The European Union has defined European rail traffic management systems (ERTMS) as a standard that ensures that cross-border railway transportation takes place on the basis of a uniform control, command and signalling system.

ERTMS consists of a uniform signalling system called European Train Control System (ETCS) and the GSM-R radio technology.

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