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Huawei launches digital railway 2.0 Solution at InnoTrans

Huawei unveiled its new Digital Railway 2.0 Solution, which includes the Dual-Mode eLTE Cab Radio solution that was jointly developed with Funkwerk AG, and Huawei’s future-oriented GSM-R system. It combines the functions of Huawei’s digital railway 1.0 solution and innovative ICT technologies such as agile networking, cloud computing, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

“As a provider of innovative rail transport ICT solutions since 1996, Huawei has provided solutions for more than 84,500 kilometers of railway lines around the world. We collaborate with more than fifty partners with industry-specific expertise to build better connected railways that enhance connections within railways, among people, and between railways and its passengers,” said Mr. Danny Wang, President of Transport Sector, Huawei Enterprise Business Group. “The launch of our Digital Railway 2.0 Solution demonstrates Huawei’s commitment to the railway industry and our capabilities in building future-oriented networks for operations and communications. Our solutions aim to improve transport capacity; facilitate effective communications between control centers, railway sections and stations to maximize the usage of network resources; and provide a reliable service-oriented information platform to deliver convenient digital services to passengers and freight customers. “

Huawei’s Digital Railway 2.0 Solution was developed to help railway operators address a rising demand for land transportation caused by factors such as urbanization and globalization. The Digital Railway 2.0 Solution enables railway operators to build 4G and all-IP operations and communications networks, establish service oriented cloud-based Fusion Operation & Command Centers (OCCs) and agile stations, and implement LTE-based train-to-ground wireless broadband technologies. As a result, railway operators’ capacity and competitiveness will be enhanced, and railways will become more efficient, secure and convenient.

As part of the event, Huawei and Funkwerk provided live demonstrations of the jointly developed eLTE Cab Radio for the first time. The railway communications infrastructure and devices solution is the only solution in the rail transport ICT market to support both GSM-R and LTE. Apart from offering traditional GSM-R services, the Cab Radio can deliver advanced voice, video and data services for live video monitoring with LTE technology. By enabling operations with both technologies, the solution supports the evolution of railway wireless communications from GSM-R to LTE for enhanced passenger experience.

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