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Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R)


The Global System for Mobile Communications – Railway (GSM-R) is an international wireless communications standard for railway communication and applications. A sub-system of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), GSM-R is used for communication between rolling stock and railway regulation control centres.


Norway’s digital railway comes of age

15 September 2022 | By

With Industry 4.0 becoming an increasingly vital part of Norway’s railway industry, Sverre Kjenne, EVP of Operations and Technology at Bane NOR, explains how the digital railway will profoundly change the way people work and what elements the rail industry will gain from these changes.


Global Railway Review Issue 4 2022

30 August 2022 | By

Packed full of exclusive content, including our InnoTrans 2022 preview, plus features from: Germany’s Federal Minister for Digital and Transport; the European Commissioner for Transport; Canadian Pacific; Norfolk Southern; the Association of American Railroads; the ERTMS Users Group; and many more!


Evolving beyond GSM-R with 5G-oriented FRMCS

6 July 2022 | By ,

In this interview for Global Railway Review, Zhang Jianjun, Vice President of Huawei Enterprise BG Wireless Marketing and Solution Sales Department, explains at a time when global rail networks are seeking new solutions to ensure safer and smarter operations, that railways urgently need a successor of GSM-R; and 5G oriented…


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.


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…


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!