Nokia providing IP/MPLS for Malaysia's first MRT line

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Nokia has announced it has provided a mission-critical communications network for Malaysia's first Mass Rapid Transit line.

The company has supplied the network to systems integrator LG CNS as part of the project to provide railway operational support on the new SBK (Sungaii Buloh-Kajang) line.

Nokia is providing an IP/MPLS network capable of providing scalable Layer-2 and Layer-3 VPN services for various railway sub-systems. The company is also providing its Network Services Platform for end-to-end network and services management.

The northern section of the SBK line launched in December, and the southern and underground sections are due to be operational by the end of July.

Once complete, the line will cover 51km and serve the 1.2 million residents in and around Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

“Nokia's IP/MPLS solution for railways is designed to address railway operators' demanding requirements in terms of performance, reliability and, most importantly, safety,” Nokia head of global enterprise and public sector for APAC Stuart Hendry said.

“We are pleased to play such an important role in helping ensure safe, on-time and connected journeys for Kuala Lumpur's residents.”

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