Published:  07:36 PM, 11 June 2019

Huawei releases LTE-R solution for wireless rail communications

Huawei releases LTE-R solution for wireless rail communications

Huawei and its partner TianJin 712 Communication & Broadcasting Co Ltd (TCB 712) jointly released the LTE-Railway (LTE-R) Solution for next-generation wireless rail communications.

The LTE-Railway (LTE-R) Solution has been already implemented in China, which ensure high-speed, reliable and intelligent communications for safety and efficiency of passengers.

Huawei released the solution at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 in Stockholm of Sweden on Monday.

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.

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.’

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