MRT to utilize Motorola TETRA communications network

SBK MRT

Motorola will help make daily rail transport in Malaysia safe, efficient and reliable for the country’s first Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line. The landmark rail modernisation project will bring significant benefits to Malaysia, including greatly improved transport services while reducing traffic congestion in the Greater Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area.

As a technology partner to the APLG consortium, Motorola Solutions will deliver a highly secure and reliable TETRA two-way radio communications network for the project.


The 51 kilometre SBK line comprises 31 stations including seven underground stations. It is part of an integrated mobility project that will provide seamless urban transportation for 1.2 million residents in the Greater Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley region.

Modern rail transportation systems are vital to economic growth. According to professional services firm PwC, transport infrastructure investment will grow by around 5 percent globally to 2025 with Asia Pacific being the largest transport infrastructure market.

Byung Il Park, Project Director for the APLG consortium said “Cooperating with Motorola Solutions enables our companies to combine their local and global expertise. Working together, we will deliver a highly-customised communication system providing timely and secure transportation services for the Malaysian public.”

Datuk Mohd Rauf Nasir, Country President, Motorola Solutions Malaysia, said resilient and reliable communication would ensure the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line project is delivered without compromising the safety of commuters and rail workers.

“Throughout the project’s four-year construction and into its daily operational use, our communication network will provide security, safety and convenience for workers and users of the urban transportation system,” said Datuk Mohd Rauf.

Motorola Solutions will supply, design and install the complete, digital two-way radio communications network for the new MRT line, including more than 500 TETRA radio devices and base stations.

“Motorola Solutions has a strong track record of innovation and exceptional engineering talent in Malaysia. This is the first time that our all Malaysia-based team of engineers will manage an entire metro rail project from end-to-end,” said Datuk Rauf.

Public rail transportation represents a key part of Malaysia’s economic development program in the Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley area with two additional MRT lines proposed under the Klang Valley MRT project. Line 2 is expected to be completed by 2022.

As a technology leader in the rail transport sector, Motorola Solutions has supported more than 80 rail projects in the Asia Pacific region over the past 40 years. Motorola Solutions has also shipped more than 3.5 million TETRA terminals to commercial and public safety customers globally.