CommScope Railway Network Communications Solutions for Increased Connectivity
CommScope offers a comprehensive suite of mobility solutions for railway network communications, connecting railway employees with one another, trains to automated safety systems, and passengers to digital networks.
Our fibre and copper solutions are made to meet evolving passenger technology demands. They provide mobility solutions while overcoming challenges specific to railway networks to help them operate smoothly at any speed, location and environmental condition.
Customised communication systems for rail networks
We custom-build solutions to align with each network’s needs, offering advanced services for both new and existing routes. Expertly balancing value with performance, our systems are designed to withstand adverse environments, providing decades of reliable, efficient operations.
In-train and tunnel coverage and capacity are paramount concerns, and CommScope delivers, leveraging decades of experience as an industry leader in the wireless technology sector to provide powerful wireless networks that traverse the most intricate rail systems.
Radio signal distribution systems for railways
For more than 30 years, we have been developing, installing and managing complex radio signal distribution systems around the world, for ICE high-speed train lines in Germany, Italy (Frecciarossa high-speed line), Beijing, Hong Kong, Moscow, Montreal and Rome. We are a trusted partner in Switzerland, providing in-train wireless coverage on more than 1,200 trains, including in the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest railway tunnel.
Our solutions incorporate the most advanced components and systems, including ION™ distributed antennas systems, Node series repeaters, HELIAX® coaxial cables, RADIAX® leaky cables, CellMax® indoor antennas and other passive components.
Wireless connectivity for urban transport systems
Commuters require seamless wireless coverage throughout their daily journeys, and CommScope delivers, with precision coverage on trains and metro systems that accommodates the most data-critical tasks.
CommScope provides point-to-point coverage that will deliver connectivity for challenging applications on both above-ground and underground networks.
Wireless coverage for above-ground and underground trains
In-car wireless coverage in train cars while traveling above-ground can be problematic. By fitting cars with in-train repeaters, CommScope makes the wireless exchange process seamless while minimising interference from metallic surfaces of the railway vehicle.
This is designed to avoid dropped calls or interrupted data connections caused by wireless signals that improperly hand off between base stations as the trains travel past at speeds in excess of 200 km/h.
To address the challenges of providing underground wireless communications, we deploy distributed antenna systems (DAS) technology that cover multiple radio spectrum bands. Fully compatible with LTE and TETRA, DAS supports high data volumes and public safety transmissions, critical concerns for high-density metro networks.
CommScope DAS solutions cover multiple bands across the entire radio spectrum while providing full compatibility with the future deployment of WiMAX and LTE. This makes the technology highly suited to both large volumes of data and public safety transmissions.
Communication and monitoring solutions for railways
To provide efficient communications for rail operators, for instance between the train driver and dispatcher, we deploy global system for mobile communications-railway (GSM-R) in our metro networks. It is the industry standard that supports low bandwidth transmissions.
CommScope networks provide sophisticated moving block operations that help locate and monitor train positions and movements, ensuring their ongoing safety.
Emergency alert communication for railway networks
All CommScope rail solutions support terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA), the de facto technology deployed in safety networks around the world. So whether it’s communicating a fire breaking out in a metro network or an incident on a mainline train station, the network will include the necessary technology to communicate critical needs.
CommScope provides customers with powerful, on-the move wireless coverage to provide a competitive advantage for wireless networks.
Products and Services
CommScope and Nokia Provide 4G Coverage for Gotthard Base Tunnel
Completed in the summer of 2016, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the world, running 2.3km below the Swiss Alps at 250km/h for a length of 57km.
Wireless and Wireline Solutions for Railway Networks
The trusted partner of railways systems all over the world, CommScope provides mobility solutions that are built to meet the challenging requirements specific to railways.
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