Norske tog AS has awarded Siemens Mobility with the framework contract to supply 570 GSM-R train cab radios for use across Norway.
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In complex rail passenger and freight transport networks, operators have several different communication needs. Due to their robustness and reliability, mission-critical solutions can provide a great alternative to solve these communication challenges.
The Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the successor of the Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R), is expected to be rolled out in the coming years. Here, Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM (the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association) shares EIM’s proposals for a successful migration to the…
Martin Taranetz, Project Manager for Telecommunication Technology at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, explains how the Austrian rail infrastructure manager is investigating various scenarios to migrate from GSM-R networks to new Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) standards.
As GSM-R approaches obsolescence, the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) has been discussed among railway organisations as its successor. The UIC launched FRMCS as a project in 2014 and, here, colleagues Dan Mandoc (Head of FRMCS) and Jean-Michel Evanghelou (Deputy Director of Rail Systems and Head of Telecom, Signalling…
Carlo de Grandis, Policy Officer of Rail Digitalisation at the European Commission, explains how the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is hoped to be the successor of GSM-R, but also as a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation.
In February 2020, the UK government forged a 5G partnership with Chinese firm Huawei, which is expected to bolster the cyber infrastructure. While many continue to debate the risks, the rail industry is expected to reap the rewards — and commuters everywhere will be delighted.
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and Nokia have completed a proof of concept trial to help define radio frequency for the new Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) standard.
Ever wondered what 5G will do for technologically advanced transportation systems? Here, Tech-Industry writer, Kenny Trinh, explores the positive impacts of 5G in rail operations.
This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.
Franc Klobučar, Assistant Director of SŽ-Infrastruktura, explains how the implementation of ETCS and GSM-R across Slovenia’s rail network is driving standards, allowing the creation of a truly interoperable system across not only Slovenia itself, but also with its geographical neighbours.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a €36 million contract by Network Rail to upgrade the GSM-R cab radios of the entire Great Britain rolling stock fleet.
Kapsch CarrierCom has implemented its state-of-the art GSM-R-network on 271 track kilometres for Luxembourg’s national railway company CFL
1 September 2017 | By Christine Kraft, Project Manager of ETCS at DB Kommunikationstechnik
For Global Railway Review, Christine Kraft, Project Manager of ETCS at DB Kommunikationstechnik, talks us through the GSM-R system and the future of telecommunication and digitalisation in the rail sector.