Western Australian Public Transport Authority (PTA) awarded Huawei Australia a USD 136 million contract to build and maintain the radio systems to deliver voice and data services across Perth’s rail network. The project commences this month and is due for completion in 2021.
The radio systems replacement project will deliver a total end-to-end digital radio solution across the PTA’s 180 km electrified rail network and the new Forrestfield Airport Link twin tunnels.
Huawei will deliver project as part of a joint venture with UGL which will design, install and commission the service and maintain the new digital radio system for an initial period of five years from completion with options for a further five plus five years.
“We are modernising the Australian transportation sector through digital technologies developed for the global market,” Huawei Australia Chairman, John Lord said.