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Use Case:

Evolve to one ultra-broadband mission-critical railway network

Reduce operations cost, support legacy and new applications with broadband connectivity

Legacy railway communications systems are costly to maintain, increasingly inefficient, and can’t support next-generation, bandwidth-intensive applications. This Nokia use case describes how a single communications platform can deliver high-capacity, mission-critical functions while meeting the highest standards of safety and efficiency.

Challenge: Overcome the challenges of legacy communications networks

Most communications networks used by railways around the world are either obsolete or approaching end of life. These legacy systems can no longer meet the needs of railway operators who face new demands for extreme efficiency, ultimate safety and a superior customer experience. Renewing these communications systems is a high priority.

Solution: Reap the benefits of a single mission-critical railway network

Nokia helps railway operators modernize their communications networks using a single end-to-end mission-critical network to deliver mission-critical and less vital services and applications .

Reduce cost of old siloed legacy networks


Evolve to one end-to-end broadband mission-critical railway network

Enhanced safety and security


Support legacy and new safety applications

Improve operations efficiency and passenger experience


Operate one network with broadband connectivity for operations and passengers

Nokia end-to-end mission-critical railway solutions for safe, on-time and connected Journeys

Nokia is a unique vendor in the industry with a complete mission-critical end-to-end railway communications portfolio. Our complete offerings include the world leading GSM-R solution, LTE for railways, broadband on trains, a reliable transport network, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and a dedicated professional service team with proven, turnkey capabilities and a global presence.

Nokia helps railway operators future-proof their communications network investments with carrier-grade, highly reliable solutions based on standardized technologies. We also enable a smooth migration of legacy products and services to the next generation of railway broadband technology.

Figure 1. Our end-to-end mission-critical railway solutions for safe, on-time, and connected journeys

Get the benefits of a single mission-critical railway communications network

Let Nokia be your trusted partner for transforming multiple legacy networks into a single, safer, and more cost-effective IP/MPLS-based railway communications network. Take advantage of a complete mission-critical, end-to-end railway communications portfolio that makes it easier to ensure safe, on-time, and connected journeys. And benefit from high-capacity, innovative passenger services.

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