Kapsch CarrierCom captures the African market: major GSM-R project in Algeria

Posted: 12 April 2011 | | No comments yet

The global market leader Kapsch CarrierCom once again demonstrates its pioneer role in the global GSM-R market…

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The global market leader Kapsch CarrierCom once again demonstrates its pioneer role in the global GSM-R market. After a series of successful contract awards in Europe, Kapsch CarrierCom now again receives a large order on the African continent. The company recently signed a contract for the supply and installation of a GSM-R system for ANESRIF, the national agency responsible for railway infrastructure investments in Algeria. On a 110km route, Kapsch CarrierCom will install an innovative end-to-end solution including SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) to support an ERTMS signaling system. Therewith Kapsch CarrierCom is responsible for a further GSM-R project in Algeria. In this market the company is already working on multiple projects for ANESRIF. To deliver best service to the customer, Kapsch CarrierCom just opened an office in Algier. Currently around 10 people are employed in the new office with the prospect to enlarge the number of employees depending on further customer projects.

“During the GSM-R implementation phase, railway operators around the world rely on our extensive experience and our comprehensive digital wireless train communication expertise. We are especially pleased about this order in North Africa, as this region together with the Middle East is the absolute growth market for innovative wireless train communication solutions”, said Michel Clement, Kapsch CarrierCom’s GSM-R Vice President, who is delighted about the order. “This order further proofs that ANESRIF definitely trusts in Kapsch CarrierCom’s expertise when it comes to major railway infrastructure projects. We are happy about this confidence and we are ready to support the Algerian Railway in modernising its railway network in the long run”, Clement adds.

The order includes the delivery and installation of a GSM-R end-to-end solution on the 110km Saida Moulay Slissen route. Additionally, Kapsch CarrierCom is responsible for the delivery of SDH equipment, a telecommunication multiplex technology, which allows the combining of low-rate traffic streams into a high-rate traffic stream. The order also includes associated construction works, such as telephone masts. The route, which will be equipped by Kapsch CarrierCom, is part of the “Rocade des hauts Plateaux” route network.

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