Topic: FRMCS

FRMCS to replace GSM-R by 2030

BackgroundGSM-R has become obsolete and is no longer the future of rail data transmission. The Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) will have to replace it, taking into account the latest global data transmission standards.Read more
|Comment|author: Frédéric de Kemmeter
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FRMCS tests in Finland to start in 2022

In the Finnish Digirail project, the radio-based communication system FRMCS will be tested. A unique European trial will begin in Finland, where the new system can be adopted earlier than in most countries, because their...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

ProRail signs with Nokia for GSM-R managed services

Nokia will provide operational and managed services for ProRail’s GSM-Railway (GSM-R) voice and data communications network in the Netherlands. The infrastructure manager has also concluded a contract with telecommunications provider Cellnex to set up eighty...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Thales to install ETCS Level 2 in Finland

Thales has been selected to provide and install ETCS Level 2 signalling on the Kotka-Kouvola-Hamina line. It will be the first ETCS Level 2 track in Finland, which will prepare for the launch a nation-wide...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Rail Baltica joins 5GRAIL project

Rail Baltica, a greenfield rail transport infrastructure project, will take a role in the 5GRAIL Advisory Panel. 5GRAIL will be testing and validating the Future Railways Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) for trackside infrastructure and on-board...Read more
|Comment|author: Sarah Chebaro

Substantial challenges for 5G deployment on rails

5G is vital to foster further development and digital transformation of the rail sector. European rail manufacturers appreciate this communication technology in implementing new signalling solutions and Automatic Train Operation (ATO). However, railway undertakings and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko