BELAM telekomunikacijos has selected Harris Stratex Networks’ NetBoss XT network management solution to enable Lithuania Railways (LitRail) to manage its complete GSM-R network, the first in the entire Baltic region.

The new GSM-R technology will be helpful for conductors, dispatchers, train engineers and station controllers in developing a more reliable and secure communication between railway operators.

The GSM-R network implementation will enable LitRail to comply with European Council railway standards, while making railway travel faster and safer.

All of the elements in the GSM-R communication system, spanning approximately 88% of Lithuania’s rail routes, will be managed by the NetBoss XT fault and resource management platform.

The solution equipped with trouble ticketing will provide a single integrated real-time view of the health and status of the network, alongside automating service desk functions.

The NetBoss XT implementation of GSM-R will accelerate the adoption of European Rail Traffic Management System standards in Lithuania to enhance interoperability across all railways in Europe.

BELAM is the principle member of the consortium responsible for the LitRail GSM-R rollout.

The implementation is expected to be completed in 2010.