Regional Government of Madrid renews Metro de Madrid IT equipment to increase service quality for users

Regional Government of Madrid renews Metro de Madrid IT equipment to increase service quality for users
The Regional Government of Madrid has approved a contract amounting to almost 3 million euros with a contractual term of one year. New security tools for the detection, prevention and response to incidents will be introduced in the underground infrastructure and systems

The Regional Government of Madrid has this week approved the renewal of equipment for the communications network of the Information Technologies Centre (CTI) and the Continuous Service Centre (CCS) of Metro de Madrid. The contract, divided in two lots with a contractual term of one year, has a total budget of 2.89 million euros, which will serve to increase service quality for users.

The first lot includes the modernisation of communications electronics and provides for the supply and installation of switches and transceivers to extend broadband at the Data Processing Centres of the CTI and CCS of Metro de Madrid, along with their integration in the centralised platform, known as Metro cloud.

This also includes the installation of a console for the centralised management of firewalls and of timetable synchronisation servers and wiring work, both of fibre optic and copper for the new equipment, along with the removal of the structured and patched wiring at the four main Data Processing Centres.

The second lot includes safety tools for the underground and provides for the supply, implementation and start-up of new solutions that provide information on train movements on the underground network to detect, prevent and respond to attacks, incidents and intrusions that may take place in the infrastructure and in the company’s systems.

The aim is to modernise and make new tools available for the necessary analysis and control to enhance the cybersecurity of the network and service provided by Metro de Madrid to users. The validated contract will be 50% co-financed by the ERDF Operating Programme of the Regional Government of Madrid.