Ramping Up Philippine’s National Railways


Hytera has announced it has completed the construction of a new digital TETRA network for the Philippine National Railways (PNR).

The PNR railway system spans 78 kilometers and serves countless passengers daily across 15 train crossings and 17 stations, making it one of the Philippines’ most used public transportation. In 2020, under the “Build, Build, Build” program of the Philippine government, the PNR were geared up for digitalization and computerization of its system.

Hytera was chosen as a supplier for having decades of experience in the transportation sector and also for its TETRA system featuring modifiability, expandability, and system availability.

“Hytera is a very professional communication system provider,” said Josie S. Bordado, supervising engineer at the PNR.“ The radio device is easy to access and operate. The TETRA system as a whole has improved our daily work efficiency a lot.”

The Hytera Mobilfunk TETRA digital radio system deployed in this project features intelligent redundancy and resilience characteristics, providing the PNR minimal external disruptions during communications and operations. In addition, the Hytera Mini Professional Unified Communication solution offers a network management system for administrative tasks to be centralized and handled seamlessly from one headquarter.

This project is expected to improve the service level of the PNR through faster coordination among personnel in the yard, the train drivers and the maintenance group.


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