Algerian Railways and Nortel - Algeria

Nortel Networks has been selected to deploy a GSM-R wireless communications system for a new railway line in Algeria. The line links the cities of Ain Toutta and Msilla, as part of the High Plateaus railway system that crosses the country from East to West. This new contract follows announcements last year awarding Nortel the Algerian GSM-R technology contracts for two new railway lines connecting Tabia-Mecheria and Bordj Bouarreridj - M'Sila , as well as the country's first GSM-R network which was awarded to Nortel in 2006 for the El Gourzi-Touggourt line in Eastern Algeria.

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