Huawei has won a contract to construct a train-to-ground communications solution fully integrated with train signal systems for Kenya’s SGR railway line running between Mombasa-Nairobi. It will provide a GSM-R dispatching communications network as well as backbone optical transmission network, clock and synchronization system, power and environment monitoring system to the region.

Huawei has won a contract to construct a train-to-ground communications solution fully integrated with train signal systems for Kenya’s SGR railway line running between Mombasa-Nairobi. It will provide a GSM-R dispatching communications network as well as backbone optical transmission network, clock and synchronization system, power and environment monitoring system to the region.

The telecommunication firm was awarded the project due to its industry-leading wireless solution R&D capability in railway communications, which enables it to provide end-to-end highly reliable railway operational communications solutions to help Kenya address the challenges it faces during the Mombasa-Nairobi railway operation. The railway line is set for completion in June 2017, is expected to boost trade and save time on moving goods to neighbouring countries.

As part of the contract, the teleco will provide reliable and stable power supplies to maintain outstanding availability for rail communication systems. It will install a power supply solution and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) products that feature security, reliability, economy, and operability will be deployed. The solution and products will meet customer’s requirements on backup power and offer highly reliable power supplies for communications systems, data centers, and security systems along the entire railway line.

With the network, customers are guaranteed safety, stability, efficiency, and reliable railway operations. It will also increase both the passenger and freight capacity of the Mombasa-Nairobi railway line, promote regional economic growth, and bring East African economies closer to each other.

Previously, Huawei provided similar services for a number of projects on the African continent, including a light rail project in Ethiopia, the Chingola-Livingstone railway project in Zambia, and the PRASA GSM-R project in South Africa.

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