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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.


Evolving railway communications for 5G and FRMCS

21 March 2023 | By

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…


Finland’s fast track to FRMCS

14 March 2023 | By

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.


Towards FRMCS in Switzerland

13 March 2023 | By ,

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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The Connected Journey

15 February 2023 | By

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In-Depth Focus: FRMCS

16 December 2022 | By

As the industry continues to learn more about the role and expectations of the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), this In-Depth Focus brings together articles to explore the case for FRMCS rollout across Switzerland, speeding up FRMCS deployment in Finland, and how the next generation of telecommunication needs for…