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 already being deployed in China, enables high-speed, reliable and intelligent communications to ensure safety and efficiency for rail passengers. Huawei release this solution at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 held in Stockholm yesterday (10 June).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 and 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 Eman Liu, President of the Global Transportation Business Unit of Huawei Enterprise Business Group highlighted Huawei’s deep expertise in the rail sector – with over 20 years of experience in rail industry communications, serving over 120,000 kilometers 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. The LTE-R Solution released at the summit delivers safe, high-speed, and intelligent wireless voice and data communications inside trains, from train to ground and from train to train. The network facilitates the digital transformation of rail customers to help them thrive in the future.
Zheng Caishun, General Manager of R&D of Mobile Communications Business Unit of TCB 712 said, `The company has been committed to the development of the rail industry since its establishment in 1960. TCB 712 has cooperated with Huawei in developing GSM-R Solution and the LTE-R Solution for next-generation rail wireless communications since 2010. The two companies have overcome many challenges to successfully develop the solution which has been fully verified by customer in South Africa demonstrating how it delivers a safe and reliable experience for passengers.’
About Global Public Transport Summit
The Global Public Transport Summit (GPTS) is held every two years, and has a history of more than 130 years. It has become the world’s largest event focused on public transportation. This year, it attracts more than 300 exhibitors and over 11,000 industry visitors for participation. GPTS is organized by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). Founded in 1885, UITP is dedicated to the sustainable development of urban transport. Huawei joined UITP at the beginning of 2019.
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