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Alstom and Huawei Complete First LTE 4G Pilot for Metros

Alstom and Huawei Complete First LTE 4G Pilot for Metros
Image Courtesy of Alstom Transport

Alstom, with Huawei, have 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 sign in April 2014 between telecommunications equipment producerHuawei 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.

Alstom and Huawei LTE 4G Technology

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 images. The technology will improve operational services, it reinforces security control and enables remote on-board diagnostics. This LTE technology is being dynamically tested on the metro at Alstom’s Valenciennes site in France.

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

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