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US Train Operator Signs Nomad and Evo-Rail for Trackside 5G

(18 Jul 2023, BWCS Staff)
UK-based rail tech company evo-rail has been signed up to provide its rail-5G solution to the Caltrain network. The project, on the US West Coast, will see evo-rail partner with Nomad Digital and Alstom, to install a high-speed, high-capacity wireless network alongside the newly electrified line between San José and San Francisco in Northern California. Simon Holmes, CEO of evo-rail, said: "We're excited to bring our rail-5G solution to Caltrain. This cutting-edge technology will help Caltrain to deliver a safer, more reliable, and efficient rail transportation system for its customers and......

SNCF Signs Major Multi-Year Internet On-Board Deal with Nomad Digital

(07 Jul 2023, BWCS Staff)
UK-based transport connectivity specialist Nomad Digital, reports that it has been signed by SNCF Voyageurs to upgrade the on-board WiFi service. The deal, which Nomad says is a four-year base frame contract, contains an option for a three-year extension, and will see the Newcastle-based company install its Internet On-Board 5G solution on the French company’s high-speed trains (TGV INOUI). Nomad signed the deal following a comprehensive Public Tender exercise which lasted nine months. The terms call for the upgrading of up to 355 TGV INOUI high-speed trains across France. It also......

DB to Trial Trackside 5G in Major New Project

(15 Jun 2023, BWCS Staff)
In an important development for the niche world of Train Communications Systems, Deutsche Bahn has secured government funding to trial trackside 5G connectivity. The German Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is to pump €6.4 million into a scheme that will examine how best to achieve reliable 5G on trains by next year. The newly-launched Gigabit Innovation Track (GINT) project will involve mobile kit giant Ericsson, operator O2 Telef√≥nica, and base station company Vantage Towers. Together with Deutsche Bahn, the partners will attempt to provide gigabit, 5G speeds to train......

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