Nokia provides network for Malaysia’s first mass rapid transit line

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Malaysia has launched its first Mass Rapid Transit line with support from Nokia and Korea-based systems integrator LG CNS.

Nokia supplied the mission-critical communications network to LG CNS and is also providing essential support for railway operations on the new SBK line that will ultimately cover 51 kilometers and serve 1.2 million residents in and around Kuala Lumpur.

The Northern section of the Sungaii Buloh-Kajang (SBK) line (phase 1) has been in operation since December 2016, and the Southern and underground section (phase 2) is planned to be operational by the end of July 2017.  
The backbone transmission network based on Internet Protocol/Multi-Protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) technology will support a variety of both passenger and operational services, including passenger information and security systems, wireless transmission and operational support subsystems such as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), maintenance management system (MMS), automated fare collection (AFC) and more.

End-to-end network and services management is handled by the Nokia Network Services Platform, enabling efficient provisioning, maintenance and troubleshooting.  Nokia also provided a range of professional services for the project, including network design, installation, test and commissioning and training.
“We are pleased to play such an important role in helping ensure safe, on-time and connected journeys for Kuala Lumpur's residents," said Stuart Hendry, head of Global Enterprise & Public Sector for Asia Pacific & Japan at Nokia.