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Western Australia Public Transport chooses Nokia to modernize rail communications in Perth

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has commissioned Finnish telecommunications provider Nokia to design, build and maintain a next-generation rail communications system over the next decade in Perth.

Under the Metronet program and agreement, more LTE/4.9G radio sites will be built to modernize the railway communication system, including additional Metronet tracks and tunnels covering 250 km of railway tracks.

The solution will leverage Nokia’s 4.9G/LTE private critical IP/MPLS solutions, data center fabric and microwave backhaul solutions to support a high capacity train control signaling system based on communications (CBTC).

Nokia will upgrade the PTA’s current narrowband train radio systems, replacing the existing analog technology with a high-tech 4.9G/LTE digital platform.

The radio system replacement project is compliant with the Critical Infrastructure Act 2021 with the scope to include a comprehensive cybersecurity fabric in all elements of the solution.

Powered by Nokia’s private wireless network solution, the new rail communication system will help improve system accuracy, which will improve experience and safety,” said Rob McCabe, Nokia’s corporate director for the ‘Oceania.

This first appeared in the CommsWire subscription newsletter on August 12, 2022.

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