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Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV)

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV)
Industry: Transportation
Country: Spain
Download: Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) Case Study

Data networks play a vital role in the running of modern urban railway systems, supporting everything from passenger information systems to signaling across a complex mix of services. As part of its modernization program, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV), a rail provider in the Valencia region of Spain, decided to renew its data network in 2009. The company knew its existing SDH-based network was unable to support new video-based services. There were also problems with bandwidth capacity. FGV decided to implement a new MPLS network based on equipment from Alcatel-Lucent.




Challenges

  • Modernize ageing network infrastructure
  • Make more efficient use of available bandwidth
  • Improve network redundancy and service reliability
  • Enable new services across the network, especially video

Products

  • 7750 Service Router

Solutions


Benefits

  • The new network is more reliable and stable, achieving over 99 percent availability
  • More efficient network management has reduced use of available bandwidth by over 80 percent
  • Improved redundancy means services are no longer affected by a single point of failure
  • Increased capacity and advanced technology features have enabled vital new multimedia services, including video surveillance