ETSI Set to Reimagine ‘Rail Mobile Communications’

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ESTI is Developing the Next Generation Radio for Rail

ETSI’s first workshop on the next generation radio for rail will take place on 2-3 November in ETSI headquarters, Sophia Antipolis.

ETSI’s first workshop on the next generation radio for rail will take place on 2-3 November in ETSI headquarters, Sophia Antipolis. As European rail operators are finalizing the roll-out of GSM-R, the railway telecommunications system standardized by ETSI, the mobile industry has started working on the standards for a 5G mobile communication system. It is therefore time to consider the evolution of railway telecommunications beyond GSM-R.

ETSI is the home of the GSM-R standard, developed in our Technical Committee for Railway Telecommunications (TC RT). In parallel, 3GPP, of which ETSI is a founding partner, has launched a study item on future railway mobile communication system.

ETSI invites all stakeholders interested in the development of GSM-R and its evolution to participate in this event. This is the opportunity to exchange information on the current status of work, on both short term and long term developments, to better understand the challenges, benefits, spectrum needs and opportunities, to evaluate the attractiveness of future technologies and to consider synergies with other sectors. These themes will be addressed in four different tracks, each followed by a Q&A session.

This event is ideally designed for telecommunication equipment manufacturer, a user such as a railway undertaking/infrastructure manager, an urban, local and long distance rail transport stakeholder, a railway signalling manufacturer or policy makers. They can attend this and keep themselves abreast with the latest developments in the Railway Communications space.