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Integration to LTE broadcast bearers was also implemented in EveryTalk. Driven by South Korea Telecom the eMBMS integration was successfully demonstrated using Nokia PS LTE blueprint, EveryTalk PTT server and Uangel BM-SC. Please refer to the press release under following link: http://khnews.kheraldm.com/view.php?ud=20160126000789&md=20160126143521_BL. The integration is available for trials with current version, the commercial release of this feature will be scheduled based on availability of eMBMS enabled devices.
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 Day 1: 17 May 2017

Registration 08:00 09:30

 Session 1: Setting the scene (keynote speakers)

Chairman : Robert Sarfati (UIC-SYSTRA)

  • UIC Welcome Speech, Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX, Director General
  • EC DG MOVE: Future European Rail: an EC perspective, De Grandis Carlo, Policy Officer
  • ERA: Rail Interoperability: where we are and future challenges, Josef DOPPELBAUER, Executive Director
  • ETSI: A Global Rail System Standardisation Body , Luis Jorge ROMERO, Director General
  • UITP: Urban Rail expectations for Future communication systems: Convergence benefits, Jean Marc CHAROUD, Head of the RATP engineering division, RATP
  • Frequentis-ROC IG: Railway Operational Communications on the Move, Thomas KARL, Public Transport Division Director

Coffee Break 11:00 11:45

 Session 2: From network to Applications

Chairman: Robert Sarfati (UIC-SYSTRA)
Managing the assets: Evolution from vertical to horizontal Rail Transport Applications

  • UIC FRMCS: The Future Railway Mobile Communication System, Dan MANDOC Network Rail Professional Head - Telecoms
  • ETSI TC-RT: GSM-R developments as enablers towards FRMCS, Ingo WENDLER SBB CFF FFS
  • Nokia-ROC IG: Application centric future network architecture, Michael KLOECKER
  • Siemens-ROC IG: On-board radio evolution & operational applications, Ciro De Col

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 12:45 13:15

Lunch Break 13:15 14:30

 Session 3: An Intelligent Transport Ecosystem

Chairman: Alex Raviart (Infrabel)
This addresses the improvement of passengers’s experience. Open minds related to Smart Cities, Smart transport evolution. automated guided vehicles and rail-based mass transit

  • Kapsch-ROC-IG: Digitalisation and Rail evolution, Michael MIKULANDRA
  • Alstom-ROC-IG: Towards an intelligent rail transport System, Pierre COTELLE
  • Rolling Stock Industry, Siemens AG: Train of the future, Matthias MAIER
  • MERCE: How Rail transport could benefit from 5G, David MOTTIER

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 15:15 15:45

Coffee Break 15:45 16:30

 Session 4: At the heart of the technological evolution of Rail system

Telecom Technology is evolving very rapidly. The future Rail System will be able to support transition from GSM-R to various Radio Access technologies while covering the Users expectations.

  • OBB: Users viewpoint on evolution, Christian VEITS
  • Ericsson: Meeting Users expectations with New Radio technologies, Claudio DIOTALLEVI
  • Iskratel-ROC-IG: How IMS could facilitate migration from legacy towards FRMCS, Matjaž JELEN
  • CARS (China): Overview of Railway Communications Technology Evolution in China, LIANG Yiqun

Q&A, Closing Remarks 17:30 18:00

 Social Event 17 May

20.00 23.00
Networking Dinner Cruise in the Paris-Seine Boat

 Day 2: 18 May 2017

 Session 5: Seeking for convergence

Chairman: Chiel Spaans (ERA)
Potential synergies, technical and geographical convergence.

  • Frequentis-ROC-IG: Inter-domain convergence of digital communication, Markus MYSLIVEC
  • UIC: Cyrail facts and findings, Marie-Hélène BONNEAU
  • Shift2Rail: Rail Mobile Communications evolution, Claudio MONTI, S2R IP2 Coordinator

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 10:00 10:30

Coffee Break 10:30 11:15

 Session 6: Managing the transition

Chairman: Erica Willborg (EIM)
Maintain existing applications and introducing new applications needed for Rail transport development. Future EU legal framework to achieve it

  • ERA: The EU legal framework evolution, Chiel SPAANS
  • Funkwerk-ROC-IG: Future proofing of investments with FRMCS, Gottfried WINTER
  • CER/EIM: Strategical views on Spectrum, Helène ARFAOUI KAYNAK

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 12:00 12:30

Lunch Break 12:30 13:30

 Session 7: Ensuring service continuity

Chairman: Achim Vrielink (DB)
Cybersecurity, network integrity and continuity. Protect service and prevent intrusion. Protection against commercial changes

  • Azenby Ltd and Zeata Security: Cybersecurity – Security considerations, Charles BROOKSON Chairman ETSI TC CYBER
  • HitRail: Insuring security and continuity within Hermes VPN, Enrique RUIZ, Technical and Service manager
  • Network Rail: End to end approach to Cybersecurity, Darren HEPBURN
  • Infrabel: Security aspects Impacts on networks operation and design, Alex RAVIART

Q&A+ Panel Discussion 14:30 15:00

 Session 8: Closing session

Chairman: Marc Antoni (UIC)

  • Round table 15:00 15:30
  • Conclusions 15:30 15:45
  • Tombola 15:45 16:00


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The International Union of Railways (UIC) in cooperation with the Railway Operational Communications-Industry Group (ROC-IG, formerly GSMR-IG) is organizing the third World Conference on Rail Telecoms, in Paris UIC Headquarters on 17-18 May 2017.
This third edition will analyze both the GSM-R current technology and its future evolution towards FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System) and notably the possible migration scenarios for its successful achievement.
As for the past two previous editions, this combined GSM-R/FRMCS edition will also provide room for an open and comprehensive exchange of information, in order to:

Inform on GSM-R present status and its current evolution to facilitate the transition towards FRMCS;

  • Address the conditions for managing Railways Telecom Assets;
  • Promote an open debate among all stakeholders on future of Rail Radio Telecoms;
  • Provide a clear vision on achievements as well as development trends;
  • Discuss System evolution from a Network to Applications based radio system;
  • Offer a forum for understanding the convergence with Urban Rail Telecoms;
  • Analyze the synergy with other Critical Communications Users;
  • Analyze how to protect Railway Assets and a specific frequency band allowance for transition towards the new Radio for Rail system;
  • Ensure Cyber Security within a new all IP System for Rail;
  • Discuss the future EU legal framework to achieve it.

The UIC is pleased to invite your representatives to attend the conference. As usual, UIC members will benefit of a reduced fee.

Looking forward to meet you in Paris,

Yours faithfully
UIC Director General

Union Internationale des chemins de fer
16 rue Jean Rey
75015 paris
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Metro Line 6 Bir Hakeim

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Coming from Orly Airport:
Please take the RER C suburb train in the direction of Pontoise or Versailles Château or Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines or Versailles Chantiers to Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel (where you get off).

Or you can take the Orlyval (dedicated shuttle from Orly Airport) to Antony. Then, at Antony station, take the RER B in the direction of Aéroport Charles de Gaulle or Mitry-Claye, to Denfert Rochereau, then change to Metro line 6 (direct change) and continue in the direction of Charles de Gaulle Etoile until Bir Hakeim (where you get off).

Coming from Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport:
You need to take the RER B suburb train in the direction of Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse or Robinson to Denfert Rochereau, and change to Metro line 6 (direct change) in the direction of Charles de Gaulle Etoile and get off at Bir Hakeim.

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