Siemens Wins the Norwegian Railway In-Vehicle Radio Installation Tender: Norwegian railway operating company Norske awarded Siemens Mobility with a contract to supply 570 GSM-R train cabin radios for use on Norwegian railways. The contract includes the option to upgrade existing radio stations to work with the 5G Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), the first upgrade contract to be issued in the industry.
FRMCS technology is ultimately an important tool for digitization in the railway industry and a new generation worldwide telecommunications system for railways, which will replace GSM, which provides opportunities to enhance the passenger experience with live video entertainment, video security transmission and dynamic passenger information systems. The future FRMCS upgrade will adapt and reuse existing built-in infrastructure and minimize costs.
Preliminary design work for the train cabin radio upgrade program is ongoing. The program is designed to provide significant benefits to passenger and freight transport and rail operators. This project will also reduce the risk and performance impact caused by radio interference from 4G mobile network operators.