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Paris transport authority chooses Marconi for broadband network


Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), the Paris transport authority, Feb. 19 selected Marconi plc to build a $12 million, multi-service broadband network for video surveillance, voice communications and advanced data services for the Paris Metro, and the city’s train, bus and tram system.

In addition to reducing costs, improving efficiency and enhancing station security, the network also is designed to provide passengers new services including Internet access and an internal video channel.

The planned system would support 6,000 cameras and 300 video monitors, connect 400 Private Automatic Branch Exchanges, and link 40,000 telephone lines and 1,500 Local Area Networks across 500 Metro, train and bus stations.

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