Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in
wireless communication systems and products, will provide a coverage
and capacity system for essential wireless communications in the
Shanxi Province section of the forthcoming Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan
high speed railway in China.
The massive Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan railway will run over 900
kilometers long upon completion and includes the Luliangshan Tunnel of
over 20 kilometers. Andrew will supply RADIAX®
radiating cable and accessories for distributing wireless signals
within the tunnel and along the railway in Shanxi Province. Andrew has
supplied wireless coverage and capacity equipment for numerous high
speed railways and subways before in China, including the
Beijing-Tianjin and Shijiazhuang-Taiyuan high speed railways and the Beijing
Metro in advance of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
“Andrew has a long resume of supporting network coverage and capacity
systems whether they are in high speed railways and subways or the
world’s largest stadiums, airports, and office buildings,” said Chinnee
Tong, vice president of sales, Andrew China. “Our RADIAX radiating cable
products, digital repeaters, and other in-building solutions have been
implemented in wireless communication systems all over the world.”
Andrew’s coverage and capacity system for the Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan
railway will support essential communications in the public network,
supporting railway operations and emergency responders. Andrew
manufactures RADIAX cable and accessories in its Suzhou plant, a
testament to Andrew’s local presence in the Chinese marketplace.
“Andrew is proud that our expertise continues to be recognized and
called upon by Chinese rail authorities for supporting important staff
and passenger wireless communications,” said Matt Melester, senior vice
president, Wireless Innovations, Andrew. “High speed railway projects
are challenging because the accelerated velocity, metalized windows and
fluctuating signal levels complicate handoffs and connectivity.”
The Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan railway is expected to support commodity
export activity in western China in addition to passenger transportation
and strengthen the economic connection between East and West China.
Regional cities such as Yinchuan and Yulin along the railway should
benefit from the new trade route. Freight transportation is forecasted
to reach over 45 million tons along this rail line by 2015.
Andrew is a leading provider for coverage and capacity system solutions
distributed antennas systems, Node
series repeaters, RADIAX leaky cables, indoor antennas and passive
components. Andrew has nearly 30 years of experience in providing,
installing and managing complex radio signal distribution systems for
railway tracks, large-scale buildings, radio operators and telephone
operators around the world.
RADIAX is a registered trademark and ION is a trademark of CommScope,
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