Nokia Networks to Upgrade Greek’s GSM-R Network

Nokia-Networks-to-Upgrade-Greek's-GSM-R-NetworkNokia Networks will upgrade the GSM-Railway (GSM-R) core network for Greece’s national railway operator, OSE, laying the foundation for future network expansion.

The modernized communication system will increase the operational efficiency of the Greek national railway, which will provide safer, reliable train travel in the country.

The GSM-R solution from Nokia Networks provides more reliable communications than older analogue systems for railway operators and train drivers across national and transcontinental journeys while also enabling the transmission of rail maintenance data in real-time.

With the advanced communication network, railway operators can reduce operational costs, improve safety and ultimately offer more dependable travel services for passengers.

The order includes: GSM-R core network, Subscriber Data Management products One-NDS (Network Directory Server) and NT-HLR (Home Location Register), and NetAct 8 network management solution. It also includes turnkey responsibility for network planning, end-to-end system integration and implementation and also ensures compatibility with European railway communication system.

Ioannis Dimitriou, president, ERGOSE, GSM-R Committee said, “The GSM-R core system modernization will provide future expandability to meet new European requirements, more up-to-date services to train drivers and traffic controllers as well as assure the maintainability of the system in the long term.”

Athanasios Exarchos, country director, Nokia Networks Greece said, “This modernization project will put in place a system for future expansion and integration for ERGOSE. With this deal, we are not only getting a clear trust message from our customer, we are confirming our position as the leading company in the railways business.”

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