In a multi-year contract win, Andrew will provide improved wireless coverage inside Deutsche Bahn AG’s high-speed train ICE in Germany.
Andrew’s in-train repeaters will be installed in all 250 ICE train sets covering nearly 1,500 carriages and will provide passengers with high-quality, high-availability mobile telephony signal coverage. The project, which began this month and is scheduled for completion in 2010, is a shared project between Deutsche Bahn and the German mobile network operators T-Mobile, Vodafone, the E-Plus Group and O2.
The Andrew repeater system will support five separate GSM networks, covering the four operators plus the rail system’s communications network, in the GSM-900, GSM-1800 and GSM-R bands.
Andrew has been awarded similar wins for the Hong Kong, Beijing, Montreal, and Turin, Italy, railways.