Nokia launches GSM-R solution to enhance safety in railways

Nokia has launched Global System for Mobile Communication – Railway (GSM-R), a product designed to help train operators improve operational safety and efficiency.

With GSM-R supporting automated train control, train operators can now handle up to 40 percent more train traffic while simultaneously ensuring safety of operation, Nokia said.

The product helps operators meet the requirements of European railway authorities for mission-critical voice and data communications.

The company has also developed a scalable radio system supported by IP transport, which reduces operating expenditure and prepares railway operators for migration to future IP-based mobile broadband technologies, like LTE.

Nokia offers a full GSM-R solution that integrates partner products and turnkey services, including network design, project execution and multi-vendor managed services, the company said.