Grand Paris Express digital technology contract awarded

Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Société du Grand Paris awarded Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Nokia a contract to supply the IP network to power the Grand Paris Express.

The two companies are combining their offers to provide certified and integrated end-to-end mission-critical infrastructure for the Grand Paris Express with solutions that include a Nokia state-of-the-art multi-service IP/MPLS high-speed backbone network which includes the router portfolio to meet all the operation and maintenance requirements of the Grand Paris Express. The technology to be installed by Nokia will support “a powerful multi-service IoT network that provides air quality and video monitoring in stations with 13,000 cameras and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance safety and security throughout the Grand Paris Express,” Nathan Stenson, Nokia Vice President, Global Partner Channel said.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will deploy its LAN OmniSwitch solution in the stations and in remote industrial environments to make the management of video surveillance and air quality control via IoT sensors possible. It increases efficiency, enhances safety, and improves the passenger experience by providing operational data in real time. Communication between the centralised control centre and the automated stations, lines and depots which are closely monitored, is key to daily operations and maintenance and is an important component in the project’s cybersecurity strategy.

“We are very proud to partner with Nokia, to deliver state-of-the-art digital transformation for the Grand Paris Express smart mobility project. Together we will provide a certified mission-critical network, supporting carbon-free transport,” Rukmini Glanard, Chief Business Officer at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise said.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Nokia will install and deploy the IP network by 2035.

In December 2022, Société du Grand Paris and Nokia signed a contract to install the 5G technology and radio access network for the entire new metro system,

The new metro system Grand Paris Express comprises four lines with a total length of 200 km around the French capital. In addition, 68 new metro stations will be built, helping to create new sustainable urban centres in these locations.

The new urban transport system is expected to transport 2 million passengers per day which will benefit the new communications systems, smart ticketing and enhanced digital services.

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