Kontron Transportation wins a EUR 34 Mio contract for a GSM-R system in the Czech Republic

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Kontron Transportation, a company of the Kontron group, has won the public procurement for the construction of a GSM-R (Global System for Mobile Communication-Railways) in the Czech Republic. 

The construction will extend the existing GSM-R digital radio network operated by the state organization SŽ (Správa železnic) on the line between the city of Hranice and the border with the Slovak Republic. This GSM-R system, which provides a wide range of voice and data services required for daily railway operations, is a further step towards modernising the railways in the Czech Republic.

This turnkey project will take about 3 years and the project work will start in March 2024. It consists of various activities and technical solutions mutually connected to each other to achieve the common goal of a smooth-running GSM-R network for future ETCS (European train control system) level 2 use. The project activities are supported by proven subcontractors.

“Správa železnic has been a highly valued customer for many years and we are very pleased to contribute to the further modernisation of rail transport in the Czech Republic, increasing safety in rail traffic and bringing comfort for passengers. In this project we will be dealing with site design preparations, radio-frequency engineering, site construction, deployment of 29 base transceiver stations and integration, transmission network, and final testing,” says Petr Vitek, CEO of Kontron Transportation s.r.o. subsidiary in Prague.

About Kontron Transportation
Kontron Transportation GmbH is a global leading supplier of dedicated end-to-end communication solutions for mission-critical networks that offers tailor made solutions to support its customers with their communication challenges. The company´s focus is to produce, transport and process voice, data and video information reliably and securely in an efficient and sustainable way. The core product portfolio includes GSM-Railways, FRMCS (future railway mobile communication system), MCx (mission-critical over public networks), 4G/5G public network solutions and IIoT solutions focusing on data processing. Main customers are railways and public transport operators all over Europe.
Kontron Transportation drives the evolution into the next generation of broadband solutions for mission-critical networks, for instance as an associated member of the European research initiative Shift2Rail. The company has more than 650 employees, 12 sites all over Europe and is headquartered in Vienna.


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