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Adif awards EUR 339 m high-speed railways communications systems contract to Nokia Networks, Siemens & Thales

Spain’s national railway infrastructure manager Adif has awarded a 10-year contract worth EUR 339 millions to Nokia Networks, Siemens and Thales to modernize and maintain the country’s railway communication system on high-speed train lines. The contract covers a 10 year period, from 2015-2024.

This latest railway communications infrastructure and long-term maintenance contract will enable Adif to reduce operational costs and ensure safe, speedy and dependable train services.

Nokia Networks will maintain the GSM-R* communication system, including transport and radio networks, fixed telecommunications, video surveillance, centralized management and monitoring systems, and remote power systems. The company will upgrade the GSM-R core network to provide network georedundancy for greater reliability. It will also provide its GSM-R core network, Subscriber Data Management, One-NDS (Network Directory Server) and NT-HLR (Home Location Register), NetAct 8 network management system.

Siemens will maintain the Energy SCADA of the total network and the fixed communications on high-speed line Madrid-Seville and upgrade the Remote Terminal Units (RTU) for the switchgear control.

Thales Spain is responsible for the maintenance and modernization of fixed communications and CCTV on the high-speed line Madrid-Valencia-Albacete, Córdoba-Málaga, Madrid-Valladolid and Madrid-Barcelona-French Border.

 

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