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Alcatel-Lucent and system integrator Hyundai-Rotem to roll out mission critical communications infrastructure for light rail in South Korea


Paris.— Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and system integrator Hyundai Rotem will be deploying a new mission-critical communications infrastructure for South Korea’s Light Rail Transit to connect the cities of Busan and Gimhae. Hyundai-Rotem selected Alcatel-Lucent’s access and optical multi-service solutions, enabling Light Rail Transit to benefit from enhanced operational efficiency and improved security.

The Alcatel-Lucent solution will be deployed in 18 stations along the 23.9-kilometer Busan-Gimhae light rail route, as well as in the central communications control center located in Gimhae. The optical and access network solutions will connect and monitor a range of different voice and data services including private automatic branch exchanges (PABXs), public address systems, automatic fare collection, closed-circuit television (CCTV) and an emergency hotline. Additionally, it will connect Light Rail Transit’s station management systems as well as its train radio systems, ensuring reliable communications at all times.

“Ensuring passenger safety through effective, always-available communications is a key priority for Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit,” said Park Kun Woo, Project Manager, Hyundai-Rotem. “We selected Alcatel-Lucent for its reliable product portfolio and field-proven experience in deploying mission-critical infrastructure, coupled with its historical presence in South Korea.”

“This new contract further expands our position in the local transportation business, while confirming our ability to deliver mission-critical networking solutions for the public sector on a global scale,” said Frederic Rose, President for Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Europe, Africa and Asia. “Our solutions enable rail operators, like Busan-Gimhae Light Rail Transit, to enhance their operational efficiency and security through the deployment of a single communications infrastructure managing voice, video and data traffic.”

The communication network supplied by Alcatel-Lucent will be based on its data-aware Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems, managed by the Alcatel-Lucent 1350 management suite. The solution also includes the 1511 Media Access Cross-Connect (MAX),combining time-division access multiplexer and digital access cross-connect system functionalities. The network provided by Alcatel-Lucent will deliver the flexibility, reliability and capacity required by light rail operators such as Busan-Gimhae to cope with their complex operational and end-user requirements.

This new project further strengthens Alcatel-Lucent’s track record in delivering sophisticated, secure communications systems for the transportation segment. With this deployment, Alcatel-Lucent now has deployed more than half the telecom networks that support South Korea’s rail transportation infrastructure.


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