In the context of the Project for the evolution
of railway radio, the Agency has performed or contracted the following studies:
Study for the evolution of the railways communication system, performed by Analysys Mason. Its main objective is to identify different network options. The Reportwas published in Q3 2013.
- Ex-post analysis of the relevance of GSM-R for railway operational performance and railway safety has been analysed. In 2013 the Report of this Ex-post analysis was published.
- Study on the evolution of GSM-R, performed by IDATE/WIK. Its main objective is to identify the different options for the evolution, e.g. ownership and control of networks, technologies, spectrum. The Reportwas published in Q2 2015.
on migration of railway radio communication from GSM-R to other solutions,
performed by Systra. Its main objective is to identify main business drivers
for migration and potential migration scenarios, and to create a model to
analyse the economic impact of different migration scenarios. The Report was published in July 2016.
A Workshop was held in September 2016 to discuss the outcome of the report.
- “Study on co-existence of GSM-R and other radio technologies in the current railway radio spectrum”, performed by LS telcom. Its main objective is to study the technical and operational coexistence of another communication system with GSM-R in the current harmonised spectrum for railways during the transition period. The Report was published in July 2016.
- Study on
feasibility of satcom for railway applications, performed by INDRA/ALG. Its main
objective of this study is to conclude on the potential feasibility for railway
applications of current and future commercial available satellite communication
services and products, as part of an integrated communication architecture with
terrestrial radio networks. The Report is published in March 2017.
- Study on “Implications of
the bearer independent communication concept”, performed by SYSTRA. The main
objectives of this study are to provide a working definition of bearer
independence in preparation for future work, and to identify conditions for
railway infrastructure, vehicles, spectrum, and for related equipment that
could potentially enable European railways to achieve bearer independence. The Report
was published in September 2017.
These studies, which do
not necessarily represent the opinion of the Agency, will be used as input for
further steps in the Project.