Nortel has launched an all-IP voice core system for rail operators based on the advanced telecommunications computing architecture platform.
According to the company, the new system provides carrier-grade voice core for GSM-R infrastructure delivering instant mobile communications benefits even at high speeds. Nortel is now delivering the advanced telecommunications computing architecture (ATCA)-compliant voice core in solutions for rail operators in Algeria and Lithuania.
The Nortel all-IP voice core reportedly equips high-speed rail operators to achieve improvements in operational efficiency. It enables drivers, dispatchers, shunting team members, train engineers, station controllers and other railway employees to use a common interoperable communications system to communicate safely, reliably and securely, said Nortel. Improved communications help to ensure passenger safety and railway track efficiency while reducing operational cost.
Nortel added that the new solution includes the switching, mobility and subscriber management functions needed to achieve secure operation of wireless voice service for railway operations.