SIGNAL+DRAHT | Issue 03/2022

FRMCS – key enabler for rail digitalisation

March 2022 | Jose Gonzalez, Pierre Cotelle, Didier Chevalier, Francois Hausmann

The Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) has the double objective of responding to the obsolescence of GSM-R and becoming a key enabler for rail transport digitalisation. FRMCS aims to provide a new rail radio system that supports all rail applications (voice, data and video) over multiple existing or future wireless carriers. The implementation of Quality of Service as well as multi-radio flexibility will ensure the proper availability, priority and performance of each rail application supported by the FRMCS...