Breakthroughs in automation and analytics are fuelling the new digital railway, but tomorrow’s innovations can’t run on today’s connectivity: the railway of tomorrow is riding on private LTE and 5G wireless networks. Shunting by camera and sensor, not workers. Wholly driverless parking of empty trains. Remote maintenance with expert consultation. And more insight-rich data uploaded in a day — relayed by everything from track and rolling-stock-placed sensors to CCTV cameras and drones — than what could once be produced in a year.
Just a handful of snapshots from the railway digital transformation scrapbook being composed right now by the networks powering Industry 4.0: industrial-grade private wireless networks based on LTE and 5G.
The importance of robust, resilient and virtually impenetrable private wireless networking to the digitalisation-driven possibilities of Industry 4.0, from driving automation, to streamlining processes, to finding staggering efficiencies, can’t be understated. And in the world of rail operations, where connecting IIoT sensors on engines, workers and rolling stock across vast rail yards, and the radio interference from metallic surfaces and insufficient mobility support, make wifi problematic, a self- contained private wireless network’s deterministic performance makes it the perfect solution for mission- critical operations, especially when worker and passenger safety are just as critical.
A proven secure and resilient broadband communications system to support safety-critical and safety-related railway applications.
Nokia offers in-depth expertise on railway cyber-security, providing a robust, end-to-end strategy to address challenges of cyber-attacks.
5G offers a major opportunity for railway operators to transform their operations, improving safety and optimizing costs.
Nokia is offering innovative solutions for the digital transformation of railways — supporting new, smart railway applications.
Nokia has been selected by Western Australia's PTA to design, build and maintain a next generation railway communications system in Perth.
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