5G for railways discussed in online webinar

Friday, 30 April, 2021

5G for railways discussed in online webinar

How to manage the international rollout of 5G comms by 2025 will be discussed.

Many railway infrastructure owners are now preparing to implement the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the sector’s new 5G-enabled communications standard. FRMCS is due to launch in 2025 and will replace the current GSM-R standard, which is expected to be phased out around 2030.

The rollout of FRMCS is vital for the future of railways. It will accelerate rail digitalisation, allowing infrastructure managers and rail operators to boost safety, optimise maintenance and improve service quality, sustainability and multimodality.

At this crucial moment in rail development, the International Railway Summit is organising a two-part webinar series ‘How can the rail infra sector implement FRMCS with maximum efficiency’, in association with Frequentis.

Key stakeholders designing, regulating and implementing FRMCS will share their expertise, debating how rail infrastructure managers can maximise its benefits.

In Part 1, ‘Managing a flexible and cost-effective transition to FRMCS’, available now on demand, policymakers, rail sector leaders and experts will update the audience on how rail can best transition to FRMCS. As part of the session, the pros and cons of Bearer Independent Communication (BIC) will be debated. BIC promises to allow infrastructure owners easy use of, and access to, disparate networks and technologies. What are the strategies and solutions, including BIC, that can facilitate the transition to FRMCS and ensure operations are not compromised?

Part 2 of the series, ‘How can we ensure efficient FRMCS connectivity in rural areas?’, will debate connectivity once FRMCS has been deployed.

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