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Author Załoga, Elżbieta
Affiliation University of Szczecin 8 Cukrowa St., 71-004 Szczecin, Poland
E-mail elzbieta.zaloga@wzieu.pl
Author Stępień, Grzegorz
Affiliation Nokia Corporation
E-mail g.stepien@am.szczecin.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI https://repository.am.szczecin.pl/handle/123456789/2637
Abstract Digitisation of transport is a tool for achieving the European Union’s political goals included in the Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe. For rail transport, digital innovation is required to increase its competitiveness. One of the tools of the digital transformation of railways is 5G networks, the fifth generation of wireless communication systems. The purpose of this article is to present the benefits of implementing 5G network for railway operators. Focus was placed on its innovative features, such as ultra-fast access to Internet services, very high connection reliability, and extremely low data transmission delays. Examples of new services for railway operators based on the capabilities of 5G networks were presented. This article describes the unique functions of the 5G network in which resources can be flexibly allocated depending on current traffic needs thanks to the network slicing function, e.g., for services of key importance to rail traffic and commercial services for other market segments. Roadmap proposals for transforming the current rail communication network infrastructure towards the target FRMCS system are presented. The analysis was based on source materials from Nokia Corporation, available literature, EU documents and regulations, as well as institutional studies of the railway sector.
Pages 29-35
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords railway transport
Keywords digitalisation
Keywords 5G network
Keywords service
Keywords passengers
Keywords accessibility
Title The importance of 5G networks for railway transport development
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 3
Tables 0
DOI 10.17402/437
Published 2020-09-16
Accepted 2020-09-16
Recieved 2020-07-23


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