Kapsch supplies GSM-R technology to Hungary
Expansion of the GSM-R network should further optimize trans-European rail trafficVienna/Budapest, November 27, 2013 – Kapsch CarrierCom will equip the Hungarian railway network with GSM-R technology on a stretch of over 900 km and subsequently handle the associated maintenance work. The customer for the project, which amounts to a total volume of roughly 46 million euros, is the Hungarian state holding company NISZ Zrt. (Nemezeti Inforkommunikációs Szolgáltató). Completion is scheduled for the end of 2015.The consortium, which consists of Kapsch and the Hungarian transmission network expert MVM OVIT Zrt. (Országos Villamostávvezeték), will install the Hungarian GSM-R network over the next two years. MVM OVIT is responsible for the physical infrastructure measures, while Kapsch will be supplying all the technology for the GSM-R network and has also obtained the system maintenance contract for three years.The end-to-end solution is a scalable, high-performance architecture that offers especially extensive functionality and high availability. Kapsch will implement a powerful GSM-R network based on 3GPP Release 4 Core technology as well as base stations of the newest generation. A modern service control point will also be included as the central control component for the entire service processing. “Due to its geographic location, Hungary is a key country for European transit traffic. We therefore consider this order a particularly important reference project,” explains Kari Kapsch, CEO Kapsch CarrierCom.