TURKEY: Italian certification group RINA has successfully completed interoperability testing of the GSM-R base station sub-system access network supplied to national railway TCDD by Huawei, and the GSM-R network switching sub-system core network supplied by Nokia.

Huawei said TCDD has typical multi-vendor GSM-R infrastructure, with Nokia, Kapsch and Huawei elements. This enables TCDD to benefit from ‘a rich choice of products and a competitive supply chain’, according to Huawei.

‘We carried out eight weeks of testing which included static tests performed in a lab environment in Ankara and dynamic tests along the track in the Eskişehir area’, said Federica Fornari, Head of Railway Certification GSM-R Unit, RINA Services. ‘The results of these tests prove that Huawei BSS Access network and Nokia NSS Core network are interoperable and performing in accordance to applicable EIRENE requirements.’