Gilat to Connect all of China Rolling Stock Corporation’s Trains – Satellite Today

Train CRRC

A CNR CKD8G, built by China CNR Corporation , which merged with CSR Corporation Limited to create CRRC in June 2015. Photo: ProfesorFavalli/Wikimedia Commons

[Via Satellite 11-20-2015] State-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), the world’s largest railway transportation supplier, has selected Gilat for satellite connectivity onboard trains. The companies signed a long-term partnership to jointly drive the development of satellite communications and managed services in the global railway transportation sector. CRRC aims to bring communication connectivity to every train powered by its technology around the world.

Gilat and CRRC plan to develop a solution that will provide passengers on CRRC high-speed trains with on-the-move satellite-based broadband Internet access. The solution will also enable CRRC to monitor and perform maintenance services via satellite on trains wherever they are in the world, in real time via a cloud-based Network Operations Center (NOC).

“Gilat’s previously announced agreements in China already see us providing fixed and mobility satcom services, including airborne, maritime and land connectivity. Now, this new partnership with CRRC extends our relationship with a Chinese partner for a global reach,” said Moshe (Chico) Tamir, VP of Gilat Satellite Networks’ Strategic Initiatives Division.

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