The urban rail industry is looking to mobile broadband to enable its digital transformation, to provide improved services and security through high-quality, high-capacity communications to both passengers and transit system operators.
For current urban communications-based train control (CBTC) and its next generation there will be a transition from dedicated, private, closed industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) radio band communications for signaling and other services, including video and passenger information, to dedicated private mobile communications through network slices on open public 5G infrastructure. With its higher reliability, lower latencies, and ultra-broadband connectivity, 5G, unlike current ISM technology, will support many important applications, such as predictive/smart maintenance, and enable monitoring, analysis, and exploitation of energy and asset information for the entire urban rail system, including the power grid, stations, rolling stock, infrastructure, and ticket sales.
Today’s data and multimedia information transport demands need 5G, and by adopting it, urban rail operators will improve safety, optimize costs, and make their services more attractive. The mobile network will become the cornerstone of transit system operators’ digital transformations, positioning mobile network operators (MNOs) as their value-added partners.
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Audience: Communications service providers (CSPs), mobile network operators (MNOs), urban rail transit operators, IoT and railway equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and professionals working in the urban rail transportation industry.