Automated Network Solutions From Extreme Networks Keep Brussels’ Metro On Track

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Operated by the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (or STIB), Brussels’ metro is a rapid transit system serving a large part of the Brussels- Capital region of Belgium. STIB runs over 850,000 metro, tram, and bus journeys every day for commuters, visitors and the 1.14 million residents of the Belgian capital. The Brussels’ metro systems required a solution that would leverage automation to maximize the efficiency of its current and future capacity.



  • Updated and purpose-built network solution
  • Ensure 24x7x365 critical operational uptime
  • Support of extensive IP-based video surveillance system
  • Automation for increased efficiencies and transit capacity
"The metro system in Brussels is the lifeblood of the city. Without it, public life would grind to a standstill. Over the years, the metro lines have gradually reached the limits of what they can achieve in terms of capacity, efficiency, and operability. This has brought us dangerously close to not being able to keep up with the demand anymore. We needed a new mission critical network solution that would help us identify new efficiencies and automate manual processes. In Extreme Networks, we found a trusted and reliable partner that has helped us turn tomorrow's vision of a smart, automated and efficient metro network into a reality today."
Pirre-Andre Rulmont
VP of Information Systems, Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company

Extreme Solutions

  • Extreme Fabric Connect™
  • Extreme Management Center™
  • ExtremeAnalytics™


  • Video surveillance network with up to 15,000 IP cameras supporting real-time virtual machine mobility
  • Real-time automated control of metro traffic
  • Full integration of manual and automated transit system management