Leading the Way to 5G

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Leading the Way to 5G in Railways

As we enter the era of 5G, rail operators now have a game-changing opportunity to modernize aging railway infrastructures, creating new applications, revenue streams and operating models based on mobile broadband capabilities.

What Does Everyone Want?

Passengers Want:

  • A seamless, always connected journey
  • Alignment between online and in-station experiences
  • Real time alerts
  • An immersive travel experience

Freight Customers Want:

  • More visibility and faster time-to delivery
  • Collaborative logistics
  • Real-time cargo tracking

Rail Operators Want:

  • Improved safety
  • Lower operating costs
  • Guaranteed security and compliance
  • More automation and predictive systems
  • Happier, loyal customers


What Is FRMCS and What Can It Bring?

Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) is the single global standard for railway communications, and the successor to GSM-R. FRMCS improves safety, automation, communications, maintenance and customer experience.

Why 5G for Future Railway Mobile Communication System?

From day one, 5G will fully support the mission-critical needs of rail operators and the FRMCS framework, with ultra-reliable, high-speed, low latency networks that enable faster communications, and support new technologies like AI and machine learning.

  • Automated train operation
  • Passenger information systems
  • Smart station
  • Smart rail maintenance
  • Management support systems
  • Smart infrastructure

Nokia is the leading railway communications solutions provider and, together with Nokia Bell Labs, is developing an innovative 5G portfolio that’s tested and proven in the field along with major mobile network operators.

Download the full PDF here.


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