Nokia Networks in GSM-Railway network deal with OSE

Nokia Networks will upgrade the GSM-Railway (GSM-R) core network for OSE, Greece’s Railway Operator. The modernized Communication System will increase the operational efficiency of the Greek National Railway, which will provide safer, reliable train travel in the country.

Nokia Networks’ GSM-R solution provides 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. Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R) is a proven digital platform that is now the standard for railway-specific voice and data operational services on five continents including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and South America.

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

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 will be part of the network deal. Nokia Networks will also be responsible for network planning, end-to-end system integration and implementation.

The spokesperson of the company 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.’

Nokia Networks claims that it has deployed 29 GSM-R networks globally, covering 70,000 kilometers of railways. Huawei and ZTE compete with Nokia Networks in the railway network space.

The spokesperson of the company further 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.’

Nokia Networks is the market leader in GSM-R technology with 29 GSM-R networks deployed globally, covering 70,000 kilometers of railways. GSM-R markedly improves the security, reliability and safety of rail services. In addition, network geo-redundancy allows for uninterrupted communication over the GSM-R network in the event of emergencies or natural disasters.