Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the future worldwide telecommunication system designed by the International Union of Railways (UIC), in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders from the rail sector, as not only the successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation. FRMCS has the potential to become the worldwide standard, compatible with European regulations and responding to the different requirements of rail organisations around the world.
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The digital railway brings many advantages: It enables the use of better train control systems, allowing trains to run closer together and so enhancing capacity; at the same time, safety is improved with drivers having signalling instructions, commands and authorisations displayed on the control panel in front of them.
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Even with the accelerating electrification of road transportation, railways are widely recognised as a more sustainable alternative. They have a critical role to play in the world’s intermodal transportation future as the most sustainable way to move people and goods on land. To fully embrace this role, however, they must…
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Let’s discover how a seamlessly integrated rail industry will drive the future of mobility. During this session, we delved into the digitisation initiatives shaping the rail industry. Participants gained insights from Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), the Dutch national operator, driving these advancements within its ecosystem. Additionally, we heard from Capgemini, a…
Dan Mandoc, Head of FRMCS at the UIC, breaks down the achievements reached so far in the development of the Future Railways Mobile Communication System (FRMCS).
Jeremy Haskey, Chief Architect at Nomad Digital, talks to Craig Waters, Editor of Global Railway Review, about the function of telecommunications in the railway industry and the importance of modernising and improving the reliability and resilience of rail telecoms.
Rail operators are adopting a digital train-to-ground future through the use of FRMCS/5G technology, allowing them to wirelessly connect staff, rolling stock and many other services across their operations. Hansen Chan, IP Product Marketing Manager at Nokia, explains how updating converged IP/MPLS backbone networks with new capabilities is critical to…
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director of Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking (EU-Rail), considers the next generation of telecommunication needs for rail to help enhance the performance and cost-efficiency of operations, while ensuring safety and security.
Simon Indola, the Project Manager responsible for implementing FRMCS in Finland, argues that the ‘bearer independent and future‑proof’ FRMCS solution, utilising commercially available Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), represents a significant opportunity for European railways.
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) colleagues Massimiliano Rizzato, International Telecom Standardisation Manager, and Michael Hopf, System Engineer for FRMCS, explore the case for FRMCS rollout across Switzerland’s rail network and explained the challenges that will come with migration and implementation.
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Read this whitepaper to learn more about the trends and challenges shaping the future of public transport, and the role connectivity will play in achieving the industry’s overarching goals.
Hansen Chan, IP Product Marketing for Industries, Nokia, explains why FRMCS is crucial for the digitalisation of rail and why communication infrastructure is the digital foundation that interconnects every component of a railway system.