Indonesia's Jakarta–Bandung high speed railway, known as the Whoosh, officially entered service.
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The railway reduces travel time between Jakarta and Bandung from 3.5 hours to just 40 minutes, which will boost economic development along the route.
Huawei has partnered with China Railway Signal and Communication (CRSC) and China Telecom to build a dedicated railway network for the WHOOSH.
This network facilitates real time communications, control, and dispatching of the trains, providing reliable and robust technical support for intelligent, safe, and efficient train operations.
As the first high speed railway in Southeast Asia, the WHOOSH spans 142.3 kilometers between the capital city of Jakarta and the popular tourist destination of Bandung in Indonesia.
The maximum operating speed of the trains is 350 kilometers per hour. The WHOOSH is also the first project that applies China's high speed railway system, including all elements of the industry value chain, outside China. The WHOOSH marks Indonesia's entry into the high speed railway era.
The WHOOSH is equipped with the Chinese Train Control System Level 3 (CTCS-3), which was independently developed in China.
Due to the high speed at which the trains travel and their short departure intervals, a stable and reliable dedicated communications network that provides high security, large bandwidth, and simple O&M is crucial for the train control system. This guarantees that the trains run safely, smoothly, and efficiently.
The data network uses Huawei's next-generation data communications equipment, which guarantees 100% secure networks through native hard pipes. Every link is protected by redundancy, and redundancy switchover can be completed within just 35 ms.
The transmission network uses Huawei's Hybrid MSTP equipment, which provides the large bandwidth and high stability required by over 20 high-speed train systems, such as scheduling and command, disaster prevention, video surveillance, passenger ticketing, and power telecontrol systems.
The network is also capable of addressing the growth and evolution requirements of future railway services. ■