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Alstom and Huawei complete the first LTE 4G pilot for metros


Alstom

Alstom together with Huawei has successfully completed a pilot project to develop a Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G multi-service broadband radio networking technology for metros. The project was launched in the frame of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in April 2014 between telecommunications equipment producer Huawei, which supplied the LTE network, and Alstom which provided the train set and onboard signalling equipment. Alstom is the first rail manufacturer to integrate LTE 4G in its signalling solution.

LTE technology enables a single wireless communication system supporting mission critical  voice trunking and video communications, communication-based train control (CBTC) and broadband data applications such as passenger information systems and live streaming of CCTV 1 images. It improves operational services, reinforces security control and enables remote diagnostic of the onboard equipment while reducing operational costs. Alstom has integrated the LTE technology and carried out static and dynamic tests on the metro at its Valenciennes site in France.

LTE 4G technology enhances Alstom’s world-leading CBTC solution Urbalis that equipped cities all over the world, representing 25% of CBTC solutions deployed worldwide.

About Alstom Transport

A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport had sales of €6.2 billion and booked €10 billion of orders in the fiscal year 2014/15. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,000 people.


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