DB awards GSM-R upgrade contracts

DB Netz has awarded contracts for the modernisation of its GSM-R network to Nokia and a consortium of Siemens Convergence Creators and Huawei (Photo: DB/Hartmut Reiche).

GERMANY: Infrastructure manager DB Netz awarded two contracts totalling €110m for the modernisation of its national GSM-R communications network on July 14. The scope of the work includes the modernisation of around 3 300 base stations and 38 control centres by 2024, along with maintenance until 2033.

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