Preparing for life beyond GSM-R
GSM-R is the current rail telecoms network standard in Europe and other markets. However, equipment manufacturers intend to remove support from 2030, and replace it with the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the next global standard for railway communications.
With 5G at its core, FRMCS promises the ability to transmit, receive and use higher data speeds and volumes, offer different levels of operational service to users (“network slicing”), and facilitate mass machine communications.
Predicted FRMCS network benefits include offering improved service quality specific to the different needs of users and application types, reliable low latency communications networks needed to support applications such as driverless trains, as well as supporting other IOT (Internet of Things), predictive, and smart maintenance requirements.
VIAVI is already working with rail operators looking to install and operate rail telecoms networks using 4G & Mission Critical Communications (MCPTT/MCPTX). We also can provide 5G testing capabilities.
Thanks to a platform based on big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, we can provide the tools you need to build your railway innovation application, reduce operational costs and enhance the overall passenger experience.