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Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa’s First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa's First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

Members of the PRASA and Huawei-Altec consortium at the announcement.

Today at the Africa Rail 2017 conference, the longest-running rail event in Africa held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Huawei and Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA) jointly announced the first rail operational Global System for Mobile Communications-Railway (GSM-R) network.

The GSM-R system is a digital train to ground communication system following the international wireless GSM standard and EIRENE specifications for railway communication and applications. The GSM-R system put into operation is a sub-system of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and is used for operational voice and mission critical …read more



Winnie Okello

About Winnie Okello

I Graduated from Bucknell University with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. I Currently work in the Transportation Sector where I oversee The Strategic Recycling Program for promoting, and facilitating the use of recycled materials in civil engineering applications. I also facilitate the state-wide stormwater management program and regulatory compliance assurance within the transportation sector. Areas of Specialty: Civil -(Roadway & structural analysis) & Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, Environmental/ Regulatory Compliance, Sustainability, Materials Recycling, Research, and implementation.