Nokia Siemens Networks will provide, operate and maintain railway mobile communications for Spain’s rail administration ADIF

July 7, 2008

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MADRID, Spain and ESPOO, Finland -- Nokia Siemens Networks will provide, operate and maintain a complete railway mobile communications solution for Spain’s rail administration ADIF to cover some 450 kilometers of the newly constructed high-speed tracks linking Madrid with the cities of Valencia and Albacete.

The project, which ensures passenger safety and railway traffic efficiency, while reducing operational costs, also extends Nokia Siemens Networks´ market leadership in railway communications in Spain as it remains the sole high-quality mobile communications supplier for ADIF high-speed lines designed for trains known as AVE.

“The experience jointly gathered by ADIF and Nokia Siemens Networks, who share the same objectives of deploying the projects in the required time and maintaining the network in perfect condition, is what allows us to offer excellent transportation to passengers with a very high level of safety and efficiency required of such type of installations,” said Mariano Moyano, Installations Executive Director at ADIF.

The current project, which is to be completed within 30 months, covers about 450 kilometers of the tracks from Torrejón de Velasco-Motilla to Valencia and Albacete. The system will provide communications for trains running at up to 350 km/h. The single streamlined digital radio system for railway communications, or GSM-R, carries signaling and operational information directly to the driver, enabling higher speeds and greater traffic density with improved safety.

“We are proud to support ADIF’s ambitious project to build Europe’s largest high-speed train network that would link not only all Spain, but also provide fast international connections with our railway communications solution,” said Agustin Menchen in charge of Nokia Siemens Networks business with Railways in Spain.

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