FRMCS – Future Railway Mobile Communications System
2 Days / 4 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 2
Course Code: MB2020
Live Online: 20-23 Mar 23
GSM-R end of life is anticipated to be around 2030 which only leaves a few years to find a replacement system. The International Union of Railways (UIC) have published a document called FRMCS- Future Railway Mobile Communications System which outlines what will be required of a future system. The document does not describe the replacement technology it is essentially a wish list of what a future technology should be capable of doing. The railway community have detailed the communications requirements of the future railway networks and are looking for telecommunications manufacturers and standards bodies to provide a suitable solution.
This FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communications System) on-demand self-paced online training course looks at the documents published by the UIC to gain an understanding of the requirements of a future communications system. One of the challenges faced by the railways is the lack of radio spectrum so the course analyses the current spectrum options. This leads to an overview of how 5G could be a potential candidate for FRMCS.
Attendees ideally will have a background in telecommunications gained from working in the railway industry and have technical knowledge of GSM-R.
Who would benefit?
The course is open to anyone that would like to gain an insight into how mobile telecommunications for railways may migrate from GSM-R to the system known as FRMCS.
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Benefits and Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
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Trainer: Les Granfield
Les is a technical trainer with 35 years of experience. His expertise extends across a wide range of telecommunications technologies. He specializes in GSM, GSM-R, ERTMS/ETCS, UMTS and LTE radio access networks, radio planning, radio access network optimization and Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC).
Also available as a Self-Study Online Learning Programme, learn more.
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