Railway Cellular Communications Systems

Cobham Wireless is a leading provider of railway cellular communications systems with solutions in place with many of the world’s leading train operators and mobile network providers. Our coverage systems deliver a reliable wireless connection to passengers every day.

Cobham Wireless has a proven track record in provisioning first-to-market, cost-effective and innovative technology solutions that address market requirements for improved connectivity, greater capacity and better quality of experience.

OnBoard Train Coverage Products

Based on a robust and resilient architecture, our OnBoard train coverage products are designed and approved to withstand the physical environment inside a train such as vibration and large temperature variations. The new design delivers a smaller form factor, reducing the size of the unit to 2HU, providing a solution to the ongoing challenge of limited space available in railway environments.

idOBR: Intelligent Digital OnBoard Repeater

Our intelligent digital onboard repeater (idOBR) solution enables train and mobile operators to provide high quality levels of service for cellular coverage, even on trains travelling at speeds of 350km/h. Our OnBoard platform supports all major cellular bands and offers multi-technology, multi-band and MIMO support for mobile wireless applications onboard trains, vessels or other moving vehicles.

The idOBR provides a completely new range of possibilities! With up to four different bands on one repeater rack and the option to add additional racks to support more bands and/or MIMO. This flexible and modular approach allows you scale the setup based on the performance requirements, making this solution future-proof.

idOBR Features:

  • Provides cellular coverage onboard trains, vessels and moving vehicles
  • Scalable, minimized form factor and power consumption
  • 2HU 19” form factor
  • Full MIMO and multi-band support for 6 bands and more
  • Up to 64 subbands can be freely configured in each cabinet
  • Support for 700MHz, 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz bands
  • Supports all major wireless technologies including GSM, EDGE, DCS, CDMA, WCDMA, and LTE operating in any band
  • Integrated GPS for automatic geo based setup
  • Fast algorithms for gain adaption for high speed applications
  • Secure oscillation prevention algorithm
  • Operator and technology specific gain/power setup
  • IP, SNMP and web server remote supervision
  • Management via web GUI, direct SNMP or AEM network management software

idDAS: Intelligent Digital DAS

Our idDAS solution is a robust in-building and outdoor coverage solution perfect for tunnels and metros. It offers a cost-effective and energy-efficient method to delivering maximum coverage and capacity to many environments. It provides a coverage solution that is right-sized for the application and can be dynamically changed depending on demand. No more hardwiring of capacity to provision for peak demand. No more building a network where chunks of capacity remain unused a large proportion of the time.

idDAS offers a scalable digital platform that provides longevity for operators and infrastructure providers by offering simple upgrades to meet new connectivity requirements rather than a rip out and replace approach.

The idDAS digital platform offers further cost-savings by supporting cellular, public safety and IP backhaul communications on the same infrastructure, without interference.

idDAS Features:

  • State-of-the-art, patented noise management techniques
  • Flexible plug-and-play approach
  • Inherent MIMO capability
  • Native and direct CPRI routing
  • Supports C-RAN and V-RAN architecture
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Cobham Wireless, Aerial House, Asheridge Rd, Chesham, HP5 2QD, United Kingdom

TEL: +44 1494 777000

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