Huawei releases Solution for synergy in Rail Communications

STOCKHOLM: At the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 in Stockholm yesterday, Huawei and its partner, Tianjin 712 Communication & Broadcasting Co Ltd (TCB 712), jointly released the LTE-Railway (LTE-R) Solution for next-generation Rail Wireless communications.

The solution, which is being deployed in China, enables high-speed, reliable and intelligent communications to ensure safety and efficiency for rail passengers, said a release yesterday.

The rapid development of high-speed rail has made it a fast, safe and comfortable mode of transport for many people. The cornerstone of a safe and reliable rail operation is ensuring information synergy between passengers, trains and infrastructure. With the development of autonomous driving, intelligent trains and smart stations, this demands higher-speed and more intelligent wireless communications technologies. The LTE-R Solution was developed to address these needs and enable fully connected railways.

The LTE-R Solution supports 5G-oriented evolution and interconnectivity with GSM-R. The solution’s advanced features include multiple trunking services such as Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) voice, video and data, and leveraging one LTE-R network to enable train control, train dispatching, passenger information system (PIS), CCTV and other rail services. Together with 5G, the solution will enable a future of intelligent railways where all things are connected.

During the launch of LTE-R Solution at the Huawei Global Rail Summit, Eman Liu, president of the global transportation business unit of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, highlighted Huawei’s deep expertise in the rail sector. The company has over 20 years of experience in rail industry communications, serving over 120,000 kilometres of railways and more than 100 urban tracks in the world.

 At the same time, Huawei remains committed to continuously investing and innovating in wireless communications private network technology for the rail industry to meet rail customers’ evolving needs, he said.