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Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS)

 

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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Transitioning to FRMCS

11 January 2022 | By

Nicholas Shrimpton, UNIFE Technical Affairs Manager, discusses how the introduction of digitalisation and automation in rail will become central for the deployment of both FRMCS, and future broadband applications, far beyond today’s GSM-R.

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FRMCS and its role in Finland’s rail safety related communications

10 January 2022 | By

Markku Voutilainen, Senior Inspector Project Manager at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA), delves into the topic of safety related communications across Finland’s rail network, exploring the complexities of preparing for FRMCS while facing uncertainty around specification and implementation timelines, while marking the technological step forward it will mean for…

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Global Railway Review Issue 5 2021

20 October 2021 | By

Packed full of exclusive content, including: a Roundtable discussion on Decarbonising Rail; an In-Depth Focus to explore FRMCS; the impact of COVID-19 on Indonesia’s rail industry; establishing cyber-security for next generation rail mobility; and much more!