GSM-R - UIC ERTMS World Conference 2014

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Transcript GSM-R - UIC ERTMS World Conference 2014


GSM-R State of the Art and Close Future Trends

UIC ERTMS World Conference Istanbul 1-3 April 2014 Ola BERGMAN Head of GSM-R Standardization NSN

GSM-R - State of the Art and Close Future Trends INDUSTRY GROUP

Agenda Why GSM-R? GSM-R Renewals and Improvements GSM-R Interoperability/Compatibility Testing IOT Validation of GSM-R Test Specifications New Professional Radio Standardization in 3GPP

Why GSM-R?


• Under UIC leadership a modern Railway Mobile System was specified during the 90’s – GSM-R – replacing analogue technology… • …and has been refined over the years since then • It includes all required voice and data features for Railway Operation • • GSM-R is Interoperable and Multivendor • GSM-R has a very large footprint – in Europe and internationally

GSM-R is a true success story


GSM-R Renewals and Improvements Ongoing in existing Networks/Systems

• Shift to Internet Protocol IP • Introduction of Release 4 GSM-R Core, GPRS footprint • Geographical Redundancy for Improved Core Availability • Renewal of RAN • Mitigation of Radio Interferences • Upgrades to ETCS L2/3 bearer capability

In Advanced Stage of Standardization

• ER-GSM - Capacity Increase Option • ETCS over Packet Switching (GPRS/EDGE)



 Upcoming GSM-R Core Network is the evolution of legacy

TDM* based Core


Packet Based Core

– from

Release 99


Release 4

 The








etwork architecture is defined by

3GPP* *


Release 4

specifications and since years

widely deployed


public mobile networks

around the world

serving millions

of subscribers 

Physical Separation

of the control and signaling telecom layer -


from the bearer plane -

Media Gateway MSC

Release 4


fully compliant



specifications and

ERA GSM-R baselines

Release 4

is a major milestone towards

Internet Protocol IP

TDM* - Time Division Multiplexing, 3GPP** - 3 rd Generation Partnership Project

GPRS deployments

Austria Belgium Bulgaria Czech Republic Denmark Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Lithuania Netherlands Norway Portugal Slovakia Slovenia Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom                    Live  In deployment


Geographical Redundancy INDUSTRY GROUP

Two geographically distant GSM-R Core & Central Dispatcher Nodes to protect against Disasters GSM-R Dispatcher Node GSM-R Dispatcher Node GSM-R Core on Location A GSM-R Core on Location B

Renewal of GSM-R Radio Access Network RAN INDUSTRY GROUP

• First GSM-R systems were deployed starting 1998 • Since then radio technology has improved significantly • Less power consumption, less footprint, improved functionality, better maintainability,...

• Several Railways are updating/planning to update the Radio Access Network RAN, i.e. to renew the Base Station Subsystem BSS

ER-GSM - Capacity Increase Option INDUSTRY GROUP

• Additional


frequencies (4

+ 3 MHz

) • 75% more GSM-R capacity 873 880

E-GSM Uplink GSM Public Users Railways

915 918 925

E-GSM Downlink GSM Public Users Railways


GSM-R Inter Operability Testing (IOT) 2014 co-financed by the European Commission GSM-R Network MSC/VLR/ HLR /… GSM-R Network BSS MSC/VLR/ HLR /… INDUSTRY GROUP BSS

GSM-R Inter Operability Testing (IOT) 2014 co-financed by the European Commission CAB radio GSM-R Network 1.


Train Controller

GSM-R Inter Operability Testing (IOT) 2014 co-financed by the European Commission INDUSTRY GROUP EIRENE 5/13

Issued 2000


Issued 2003


Issued 2006

EIRENE 7.3.0/15.3.0

EIRENE 7.4.0/15.4.0

2002 Q2/ Q4 2004 Q1/ Q4 2005 Q1 2007 Q1 2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 2014

Global IOT Phase 1&2 > Nortel and NSN > > > NSS/ NSS & NSS/ BSS EIRENE 5/13 Static roaming functionality GSM services Advanced Rail services IOT Phase 3 Initial & Regression > NSN and Nortel - NSS/ NSS Global IOT & Field Phase 4.1 & NSS/ BSS EIRENE 5/13 > Nortel BSS to NSN NSS EIRENE 6/14 > Inter PLMN connections tested > Additional features tested Global IOT Phase 4.2 > Nortel NSS to NSN BSS EIRENE 6/14 Global IOT Phase 9.3 > KCC BSS to NSN NSS EIRENE 7/15 Global IOT Phase 9.2 > KCC NSS to NSN BSS EIRENE 7/15 Global IOT Phase 9.1 > KCC NSS to NSN EIRENE 7/15NSS Global IOT Phase X Specs > GSM-R NSS/ >NSS & NSS/ BSS & E to E >QoS IOT Phase 3 extension > Focus on additional features (late entry, eMLPP, Call barring and Access Matrix, Class of Registration, …)

Validation of GSM-R Test Specifications


The ERTMS MoU signed in April 2012 stipulates:

“The GSM-R test specifications for conformity assessment of GSM R on-board radios and networks will be validated and included in the TSI CCS”

• • GSM-R IG addresses by performing validation test campaigns 2013 and 2014 – coordinated with ERA The reason for GSM-R IG to invest in this is three-fold 1. A mandatory and sufficiently thorough test spec will guarantee a certain GSM-R quality all over Europe 2. Efforts for verification of compliance with TSI requirements predictable 3. Commonly agreed test specs imperative for European Cross-acceptance also allowing for ”reusage” of e.g. generic ISV • • All these contributing to better efficiency and lower costs for both Railways and Suppliers

GSM-R IG is strongly in favour of including the Test Specs in the CCS TSI

New Professional Radio Standardization in 3GPP INDUSTRY GROUP

Critical Communications (ref GSM-R Group Call functionality) currently in 3GPP work planned for inclusion in Release 12 • Group Call System Enablers over LTE (GCSE_LTE) • ProSe • Mission Critical PTT over LTE (MCPTToLTE) • • This standardization is driven by Users and Suppliers of Public and Professional Mobile Radio aiming at one Common, Efficient, Fully Featured and User Friendly solution… …aiming at many Users - potentially entire Public Safety Sector … •

Interesting to follow progress with regards to a Next Generation system following after GSM-R


the Future of Rail Communication – a Joint Enterprise

Thank you!