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H3C upgrades network for MTR Light Rail

Anuradha Shukla | April 28, 2011
Solutions deliver high availability, integrated security and easy network management for MTR Corporation.

SHENZHEN, CHINA, 28 APRIL 2011- MTR Corporation's Light Rail stops are using H3C 10GE IP network solutions for integrated security and easy network management.

H3C, a global IP networking solution provider, said it has delivered 10GE IP network solutions with Rapid Ring Protection Protocol (RRPP) technology.

These solutions ensure continuous and reliable data transmission across the Northwest New Territories' 68 stops.

H3C notes that its solution will improve overall efficiency and performance of the Light Rail data system, which has been an integral part of daily life in the Tuen Mun and Yuen Long districts in the Northwest New Territories since 1988.

"This H3C solution increases system consolidation ability. MTR network engineers will be able to control the whole network infrastructure with ease," said Davis Hui, general manager of H3C Hong Kong/Macau.

Stable and reliable services

H3C's solutions ensure recovery time of less than 50 milliseconds, and this helps the Light Rail to achieve the high reliability. The company's 10GE platform provides high-speed and high availability, delivering fast switchover mechanism.

Light Rail's IT infrastructure is used to serve millions of people each year as the system now covers 68 stops along 36.2 km of track. Thanks to H3C's simple architecture, Light Rail can ensure that its entire network is safe and easy to manage.

"In order to provide stable and reliable services that customers expect, the Light Rail has to maintain a resilient, mission-critical data network infrastructure which fulfils a number of requirements. These include high recovery speeds and response times in the event of data network errors," said Dominic Au Yeung, construction manager - operations systems, MTR Corporation. "H3C has a good technology track record and the proven ability to deliver high-performance solutions. We are pleased to be partnering with H3C again for this upgrade project."

"The 10GE high-speed network and RRPP recovery ability provide the railway with an easily manageable IP network platform. It will also be highly scalable, allowing for the development of future services such as VoIP and wi-fi," added Hui.

 

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