Grand Paris train impression

FRANCE: Société du Grand Paris has selected Nokia to deploy 5G-ready IP/MPLS multiservice, mobile core and radio access network for the automated Grand Paris Express network.

The contract announced on December 8 covers lines 15, 16, 17 and 18, which are currently under construction, as well as the extension of Line 14. Nokia will provide a multi-service IP/MPLS high speed network to support all GPE operational and maintenance requirements.

The private mobile radio network will provide indoor/outdoor connectivity across all stations, lines and depots, ensuring high speed communication between the main control centre and the trains, stations and depots. This will support a range of mission-critical applications across the fully-automated lines, including passenger information services, ticketing and security monitoring.

The system will support real-time video surveillance inside the trains, enabling the centralised operations teams to identify and flag up any issues and threats rapidly, improving response times and assuring a high level of safety.

‘These projects provide critical high speed connectivity and performance at all points within the new Grand Paris metro and its operations, giving SGP the highest levels of confidence in its end to-end Nokia network’ said Matthieu Bourguignon, Vice President Enterprise Europe Sales at Nokia.