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Press release


Nationwide GSM-R network implemented by Kapsch CarrierCom in Luxembourg is now operational.

Within three years, Kapsch CarrierCom has implemented its state-of-the art GSM-R-network on 271 track kilometers of Luxembourg’s national railway company CFL.

Vienna, January 22, 2019 – Kapsch CarrierCom is proud to announce that the implementation of the Railway Dedicated Network (RDN) solutions for the Société Nationale Des Chemins De Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL) is completed. The GSM-R standard based system covers 271 of track kilometers and features roaming agreements with all neighbouring railway providers.

Starting in 2015, Kapsch implemented the all-IP solution RDN.core, which is built on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 4 (R4), RDN.base stations, railway transmission networks and dispatcher solutions. The system helps to increase railway efficiency and safety by providing reliable and secure communications among railway operational staff, including dispatchers, train drivers and station controllers. In addition, the scope of work includes the maintenance of the system until the end of the year 2021.

“With the completion of the implementation of the project in Luxembourg, we closed the last white spot of the GSM-R coverage in the Benelux countries”, says Kari Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch CarrierCom. “Once again we made a big step towards the standardization of railway communication in Europe. Which means a more efficient and safer railway traffic across European countries and boarders.”

Kapsch CarrierCom, a Kapsch Group company, is a global developer of end-to-end communications solutions for mission-critical networks. The innovative technologies, products and services cover the entire value chain, planning, developing, producing, deploying, maintaining and operating. Kapsch CarrierCom is a leading expert in the Global System for Mobile Communication-Railway (GSM-R) standard. In addition, the company is growing its portfolio to address PS-LTE (Public Safety LTE) use cases as well as the next generation of railway communication networks. Kapsch CarrierCom also offers PMR (Private Mobile Radio) networks based on TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) and DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) standards. Its international customers include leading railway operators, utilities, public authorities, transport operators and airports.

Kapsch CarrierCom invests intensively in research and development and is significantly involved in the development of the next generation of broadband solutions for mission-critical networks, for instance as an associated member of the European research initiative Shift2Rail.


Press contact:

Alf Netek
Chief Marketing Officer & Press Officer
Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50 811 1700
Susanne Schalek
Head of Marketing & Communications
Kapsch CarrierCom AG
Lehrbachgasse 11, 1120 Vienna, Austria
P +43 50811 3600