Friday, December 25, 2009

Comba Telecom enables wireless coverage for Rio de Janeiro metro

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd, a leading wireless solutions provider, has been selected to supply a comprehensive wireless solution to enable ubiquitous mobile communications for Brazil's Rio de Janeiro Metro mass-transit railway network.

With 33 stations covering 42 kilometers, the Metro Rio serves the city of Rio de Janeiro and carries on average, more than half a million passengers per day and is a key transportation system for the city. As such, Comba will deploy turnkey systems to enable wireless coverage for passengers within tunnels and to enhance existing network coverage within stations.

Under the agreement, Comba will supply and install RF equipment including repeaters, antennas, cables and accessories alongside engineering services. In addition, upgrades of existing wireless networks will be carried out through deployment of network optimization solutions to enhance coverage within the station concourse and platforms. The project is expected to be completed by March 2010.

Patrik Westfalk, Comba's General Manager for the Caribbean and Latin (CALA) region said: "We are delighted to be selected for the supply of turnkey wireless systems for the Metro Rio. With unrivalled experience in supplying in-building and metro solutions in the world, the deployment of Comba's solution ensures that passengers will enjoy seamless and ubiquitous communications on their mobile phones within tunnels and stations in the future."

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