"Network Rail, one of the leading railway operators, relies on Kapsch CarrierCom’s expertise with the planned railway communication system. Numerous existing large projects, such as in France, Germany and in Austria, confirm our success. We provide maximum efficiency with our integrated solutions, which perfectly meet the customer’s requirements for wireless train communication and GSM-R systems. Our expertise supports the customer in operating their infrastructure more cost effectively and to enter the 21st century with new technologies such as, for example, the IP based R4 architecture. Kapsch CarrierCom will stay on this successful path by continuing to drive new developments", explains Michel Clement, Kapsch CarrierCom’s Vice President GSM-R.
The migration to the R4 technology offers operators such as Network Rail the most advanced technology, which is currently available on the market.
Kapsch CarrierCom’s solutions for Network Rail in detail
The technology, offered by Kapsch CarrierCom, contains a Mobile Switching Centre Server (MSCS), Home Location Register (HLR) and Media Gateways. The R4 advantages are also reflected in the railway’s efficiency. For example, the capacity to support high traffic volume increases, while the railway’s operating costs are reduced. Kapsch CarrierCom’s new R4 technology satisfies the requirements of the 3GPP version 4 BICN architecture. Due to the distributed architecture, both the voice traffic (bearer at the Media Gateway) and the call control function (Call Server, MSCS) are supported simultaneously, which also increases performance. The physical separation and the open interfaces are a central aspect of the 3GPP BICN standard. This technology relies on the latest packet switching equipment instead of traditional circuit switches and consolidates all services and network layers onto a single, scalable infrastructure. This provides the necessary flexibility for future network developments.
About Network Rail
Network Rail is the not for dividend owner and operator of Britain's railway infrastructure, which includes the tracks, signals, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, level crossings and stations - the largest of which we also manage We aim to provide a safe, reliable and efficient rail infrastructure for freight and passenger trains to use Our website: www.networkrail.co.uk
Kapsch CarrierCom is a global manufacturer and independent system integrator of telecommunication solutions for railway operators and providers of access, core and transmission networks. In seven R&D centers in Europe and Asia, Kapsch CarrierCom develops applications and services for next generation networks and innovative OSS/BSS solutions. In addition, Kapsch CarrierCom provides an end-to-end service spectrum, which ranges from consulting, designing, installing and integrating, to maintaining, operating and supporting entire networks.
With 70,000 track-kilometers covered by GSM-R, Kapsch CarrierCom is an internationally recognized specialist and partner for railway operators such as the French railway RFF, the German railway DB and Network Rail in the United Kingdom. In the public operator segment, Kapsch CarrierCom’s customers include service providers such as the companies of the Telekom Austria Group, eircom in Ireland and Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan. Kapsch CarrierCom is part of the Kapsch Group and has its headquarters in Vienna.
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