Evolution of mission-critical communications in the railway industry

Posted: 20 September 2022 | , | No comments yet

Michael Kloecker, Head of Solutions Management Railways at Nokia speaks with Global Railway Review’s Editor, Craig Waters, about the benefits, challenges and next steps for mission-critical communications in the railway industry.

The continued digitalisation of railways will bring new and fully connected experiences to the sector, but the success of this transformation relies heavily on reliable, secure communications networks.

With advanced communications systems, the future of rail transportation will be bright as this brings greater enhancements to safety, increased operational efficiency and improved passenger experiences. Railway operations are of course mission critical in nature, so its evolution is imperative.

In this video interview, Michael Kloecker, Head of Solutions Management Railways at Nokia, takes a moment to explain more about what mission-critical communications are, the impacts of these on the railway industry, the benefits and challenges, plus how Nokia is looking to the future.

Michael Kloecker

Michael Kloecker

Michael holds a Master Degree in Computer Science and is currently the Head of Solution Management Railway in the Nokia Railway Business Line, with responsibility for strategic positioning of the current GSM-R solutions as well as for future evolution of the railway communication systems (FRMCS). In his role he closely interacts with the customers around the globe to identify requirements, analyses the market needs and strongly interacts with the product managers, sales as well as standardisation organisation. He has been developing his knowledge on communication technologies starting with R&D activities in the early 1990s within Siemens, continuing with various roles in product and solution management for mobile networks. Since 2006 he has been focused on the railway segments.

You can learn more about Nokia’s commitment to the evolution of mission-critical communications in the railway industry by watching the video above or on the Global Railway Review YouTube channel link now.

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