The critical communications solution deployed by Teltronic for Greater Jakarta’s new Light Rail Train (Jabodebek LRT) has gone into operation with the inauguration of this transport system that will significantly reduce traffic in the Indonesian capital. This is the second project of the Spanish company in the country after the deployment of another TETRA system in Palembang’s LRT.

Jabodebek LRT connects different areas of Greater Jakarta, an agglomeration surrounding the capital that is populated by 30 million people, and is being developed in two stages. So far, only the first phase has been carried out, with three lines, a total of 18 stations and a route of 44 kilometres.

Teltronic was selected to install a TETRA digital radio system that allows not only voice communication but also other important functionalities, as the connection to the Train Control Management System (TCMS) to transmit telecommands.

In this way, Teltronic deployed its NEBULA TETRA infrastructure, whose components are designed and manufactured at headquarters in Zaragoza. This comprises the Switching Control Node, responsible to provide network intelligence; and the base stations required to provide coverage to the network. The solution also includes the command and control centre CeCoCo that manages and coordinates all users and that has been specifically designed to meet transport sector needs.

Furthermore, the company has supplied a total of 76 onboard radios which are installed in the trains, and 199 portable handsets and 20 mobile radios which are used by maintenance and security staff.

Felipe Sanjuán, Teltronic’s Business Development Director for Transport says: ‘We are delighted of taking part in a transport project for one of the most populated cities of the world; we have proved that we’re ready to face this kind of challenges and we feel very proud because our solutions will contribute to ease the mobility of million people.

‘This project means a step forward in our expansion process towards APAC, boosting us as one of the main actors of critical communication sector in a part of the world that offers great growth potential.’