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Nokia Siemens wins GSM-R contract for Kolkata Metro

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Nokia Siemens Networks has won a contract to provide GSM-R infrastructure for the Kolkata Metro.

The contract was awarded by Indian Railways, however, the value of the contract is not known.

As per an estimate in 2012-13, Railway Ministry will be spending $400 million on the modernisation of signalling and telecommunication to enhance safety and communication system within rail network.

This deployment will improve the safety of the Kolkata metro line while lowering operational costs for Indian Railways.

Nokia Siemens is already serving Indian Railways’ rail network spanning 3,500 km across four zones and it has become the market leader with 60% share in global GSM-R market.

Nokia Siemens will be providing its energy-efficient Flexi Base Stations and Flexi Base Station Controllers that offer vastly improved capacity. It will also provide its In-Building Solution to enhance indoor coverage for the Kolkata metro project.

The company is supplying all operational components including switching centres, Intelligent Network (IN) platforms, service and management platforms, controller data transmission elements and mobile handsets for drivers.


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