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Nokia gets Deutsche Bahn tender for world’s first 5G network for automated rail

Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 12, 2019
Nokia got a tender to test and deliver the world’s first standalone (SA) 5G system for automated rail operation in Hamburg, Germany.
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The project is part of Deutsche Bahn’s highly automated S-Bahn operation project.

Topics: Nokia Deutsche Bahn tender rail

The proof-of-concept will test whether 5G technology is mature enough to be used as the connectivity layer for future, digitalized rail operations.

The project constitutes an early and important step in the development of the Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) standard, based on 5G, and sets the stage for the digital transformation of railway operations.

Nokia is a leader in this market with extensive experience in providing GSM-R systems to rail operators in 22 countries, covering 109,000 km of track.

Overall, Nokia has provided networking, cybersecurity, IoT and analytics solutions to 110+ operators for both mainline and metro rail.

This project to deliver the first 5G SA solution for rail operation, further emphasizes Nokia’s leadership position.