SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GSM-R testlab of DB Netz AG was recently upgraded with Huawei's latest GSM-R 5.0 release launched at Innotrans 2012. Huawei's GSM-R 5.0 solution has now successfully put into operation and a first call as well as first handover was performed in Germany.
With Huawei's GSM-R 5.0 in their laboratory DB Netz AG is now operating a GSM-R platform that is open for future evolution of GSM-R to LTE for Railway. The Radio Network consisting of distributed Base Stations as well as conventional macro Base Stations (singleRAN technology). SingleRAN puts Huawei customers into position to operate GSM, GSM-R, UMTS and LTE with one and the same equipment.
The key features of the new Huawei GSM-R 5.0 release are related to ATCA based IP Core Network platform, Abis over IP, SIP Dispatcher and evolution to LTE for Railway.
David Xu, General Manager of Huawei Enterprise Wireless Product Field, said: "Deutsche Bahn was one of the first implementers of GSM-R. Operating the largest rail network in Europe, many railway organizations are watching at Deutsche Bahn, especially for implementation of new technologies. We are proud to support DB AG in their activities with our latest evolution of GSM-R technology."
Aside from GSM-R, Huawei portfolio offers a full range of ICT solutions, including transmission, IP, CCTV and UC&C. This covers a wide range of railway applications for rail operation, security, freight and passenger services as well as internal communication and coordination.
Huawei's innovative ICT products are being supplied into the rail sector since 1996. With over 17 years of experience in the rail sector and leveraging its strong R&D capabilities, comprehensive technical expertise and cooperation with worldwide industry partners, Huawei is serving with its ICT solutions a large number of rail operators and their passengers around the world. By the end of 2012, Huawei's ICT solutions were deployed along 65,000 km (about 1.38 laps around the earth) of railway lines globally. Today, Huawei has been awarded GSM-R contracts for over 13,000+ km of railway lines all across the world.
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