Managing a Flexible and Cost-Effective Transition to FRMCS

25 May 2021 - 25 May 2021

Integrated Rail Data Management: emerging trends for unpredictable times
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How can the rail infra sector implement FRMCS with maximum efficiency?

Part 1: Managing a flexible and cost-effective transition to FRMCS is a live webinar event on 25 May 2021.

7:00 New York, 12:00 London, 13:00 Paris, 19:00 Beijing

Managing a flexible and cost-effective transition to FRMCS

With the shelf life of GSM-R rapidly approaching around 2030, FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System) is due to be introduced between 2025 and 2035. The priority for infrastructure managers is to make that transition as smooth as possible.

This session will look at flexible and cost-effective strategies and technologies, including Bearer Independent Communication (BIC), that can help the transition and ensure operations are not compromised.

The audience will hear from an international rail authority, leading infrastructure owners, a major telecoms operator, and BIC experts Frequentis.


  • Keir Fitch – Head of unit (rail safety & interoperability) at DG MOVE European Commission
  • Markus Myslivec – Head of public transport solutions’ at Frequentis
  • Markku Voutilainen – Senior inspector, engineering and environment, track and rolling stock technology at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency
  • Camille Dierick – Head of GSM-R radio tuning, measurement & validation at Infrabel
  • Robert Sarfati (Moderator) – Director consultant at SYSTRA


  • 13:00 Introduction: Jules Omura
  • 13:03 Opening remarks: Robert Sarfati
  • 13:06 Presentation 1: Keir Fitch
  • 13:16 Presentation 2: Markus Myslivec
  • 13:31 Presentation 3: Markku Voutilainen
  • 13:41 Panel discussion & audience Q&As: All speakers + Camille Dierick
  • 14:26 Closing remarks: Robert Sarfati
  • 14:28 Conclusion: Jules Omura

Timings are in CEST.

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This webinar series is brought to you by International Railway Summit.

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