November 15, 2016

Nokia to provide Korea with first LTE-R network

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Nokia to provide Korea with first LTE-R network David Gubler

NOKIA has been selected by Korea Rail Network Authority (KRNA) to supply the world’s first LTE-R mobile broadband network to support main line railway operations and employee services. The system will be deployed on the 250km/h Wonju - Gangneung line in preparation for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

The communications network will be based on LTE-R technology, a version of 4G LTE technology that is being developed to meet the mission-critical service requirements of railway operators, and the network will support both operational and maintenance service on the high-speed line.

KRNA’s LTE-R network aims to provide secure, reliable, high-speed connectivity between trains, stations and other railway facilities on the 120km line between Wonju and Gangneung.

Nokia will supply radio access network (RAN) base stations (eNodeBs) along with Nokia NetAct, the first major virtualised network management software for mobile networks.

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