FRMCS Engineering

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Course Code: MB2020

UIC Rail Academy

Live Online: 23-25 Jul (9am-12.30pm CET)

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 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.


Attendees ideally will have a background in telecommunications gained from working in the railway industry and have technical knowledge of GSM-R.

Topic Areas IncludeFRMCS

  • FRMCS – An Introduction
  • FRMCS Reference Architecture
  • FRMCS On-Board Architecture
  • FRMCS Addressing
  • Common Functions and Applications
  • 5G
  • The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT)
  • Mission Critical Data (MCDATA)
  • Mission Critical Video (MCVIDEO)
  • Radio Spectrum and Coverage

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Benefits and Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the standards-based approach to developing FRMCS
  • Be aware of the key features and services FRMCS will bring to the railways
  • Discover how 3GPP 5G technology can be used to support FRMCS
  • Describe the potential migration paths from GSM-R to FRMCS
  • Understand the radio spectrum issues associate with migration
  • Understand how 3GPP Mission Critical applications can be adopted by FRMCS

Benefits to the Organisation:

  • Attendees will be aware of the timescales for the migration to FRMCS
  • Attendees will have a detailed understanding of the features FRMCS and how they may benefit the business
  • To understand the potential risks associated with migration
  • The ability to identify applications that may benefit the industry
  • Technical knowledge of FRMCS empowers the individual to contribute to railway projects
  • Knowledge will aid the decision making and planning for FRMCS more transparent
Les Granfield

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, FRMCS, radio access networks, radio planning, radio access network optimization and Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC).

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