Yesterday in Kenya, Kenya’s railway is set to get communication solutions provided by Chinese giant communications company, Huawei.
Huawei made the announcement yesterday in Nairobi. According to a statement released bu Huawei and and made available to Xinhua, “After completion, the Mombasa-Nairobi railway line’s GSM-R network will carry multiple communications tasks, including mission-critical train dispatch, emergency communications, section maintenance communications, and transmission of train control data along the entire line,”
With a total investment of 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, the Mombasa-Nairobi railway line adopts the Chinese Railway Level 1 standards, and is a flagship project under the Kenya Vision 2030 development agenda, connecting Kenya’s coastal area to East Africa’s inland.
“As a system that implements mission-critical tasks such as train dispatching, data transmission, and information exchange, the railway operational communications system has exceptionally high requirements on security and reliability,” Huawei said.
The Chinese firm said it will provide the customer a railway operational communications solution that features the most comprehensive redundancy design in the industry across all network elements, coupled with multiple Huawei technologies and protection mechanisms, and ensuring full communications system availability through optimized system fault detection and isolation measures.
This is set to bring a new phase of development to communication to Kenyan railways and it is lauded by all and sundry in Nairobi and beyond.