PARIS January 18, 2011 December 1 France’s
The technological achievements realised by the consortium have risen to the challenge of ensuring service at high speed in a high voltage electrical environment, and integrating the system’s maintenance into the overall maintenance schedules of a high-speed network with no impact on the rotation of trains.
Assembling competence from four experts in their field
As prime contractor for the overall programme, Orange Business Services assured the integration of services and the communications infrastructure, and used the R&D teams of Orange to develop the mobile router for connectivity between the satellite and WiFi network. As the operator and integrator, Orange Business Services also provides access, operation and maintenance services of the on board WiFi network and the Internet access.
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Alstom brought its experience of railway standards and equipment integration. It is responsible for supply and installation of the Wi-Fi equipment and the servers which process and store the on board multimedia portals. Alstom also installed the LAN network, which is connected to the servers feeding the carriages of each train and the WiFI hotspots in each carriage.
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Orange Business Services, Eutelsat Communications, Alstom and Capgemini