2013 Conference

Dear Isabelle,

I want to thank you, Dan and the rest of the team behind this event. It was excellent.

I attend many congresses and conferences on Railway communications around the world, and I rate this conference on GSM-R very highly. The agenda, content and demos were well chosen and totally relevant to the needs of both users and suppliers alike.

Thanks again and well done!

Best regards,

Global Solution Leader, Radio
Transportation Systems
Thales UK

Dear Isabelle,

Thank you for organising the conference. I really enjoyed it and we got a lot done. I also appreciate how much effort it takes to manage a conference with that many people.

Well Done!

Trevor Foulkes M.A., C.Eng., FIRSE, FIET | Head of Signalling & Telecommunications | HS2 Ltd

Dear Isabelle and Dan,

My warm congratulations for the very interesting event - so much that the timing was too optimistic !

Kind regards.

Michel Van Liefferinge
UNISIG General Manager

Isabelle and Dan,

Many thanks for the great event over the past two days. I really enjoyed it, learned plenty, and met interesting people.

Kind regards,

Lesley Brown - EURAILmag

Dear Dan, Isabelle,

This GSM-R conference was a big success – thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of the presenters!

Kind regards,


Markus Myslivec
Frequentis AG

Isabelle and Dan,

I think you should feel very proud with the success of the conference, it was well organised and well run. My only problem was timekeeping which seemed to be adversely affected by getting delegates to return from the breaks on time - always a difficult job, like herding cats!

The venue, quality of food and the atmosphere at the meal on Tuesday night was especially good.

Thanks for a good conference.

Best regards,

Head of New Systems
Head of CCS & ENE
Principal CCS Engineer

Hi Isabelle et Dan

Thank you for all your efforts. The conference was a great success, well done to you.

kind regards

Michael Watkins

Dear Isabelle and Dan,

Thank you very much for allowing me to participate in the GSM-R Conference. It was definitely one of the most interesting events that I took part in. The presentations contained a lot of information, but they were also very inspiring. All in all, the conference gave a good grasp of the current situation of railway communication and the challenges.

Thank you again and I hope to meet you again at one of the future events.

Kind regards,

Aleksander Sniady
PhD Student
Networks Technology and Service Platforms
DTU Fotonik

Thank You so much for interesting time I spent on Conference in Paris. It was great occasion to learn much about GSM-R details for me.
I’m really impressed !


Piotr Staniek, EMT, Bombardier, Katowice

GSM-R Industry Group, its role as a conveyor of the GSM-R technology all over the world, its company members and representatives and its activities. Additionally this site gives you overall information on the GSM-R technology, the associated EIRENE (European Integrated Radio Enhanced Network) standards and specifications, its advantages and the magnitude of the technology spread in the railway world. To give you a quick access to the rapidly-evolving world of GSM-R we have introduced links to web-sites from the GSM-R Industry Group company members and its partners like UIC (International Railways Association), ERTMS (European Railways Train Management System), ERA (European Railway Agency).

Alstom was one of the founders of ERTMS, and has become the leader in bringing ERTMS into service for both trains and trackside equipment. The ATLAS ERTMS system has been selected in more than fifteen countries and for over one hundred different types of trains, making it the foremost integrator of GSM-R equipment. Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, spanning rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure, and offers “turnkey” solutions. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs 24,700 people.

Comtest Wireless International is the market leader in the testing of wireless telecommunication for railway networks operators, with a very large number of installation worldwide. Our product portfolio ranges from GSM-R test system to the latest addition of a complete ETCS Level 2 monitoring system.

Expandium provides industry-leading solutions and services that allow railway operators and vendors to efficiently monitor, troubleshoot and optimize their GSM-R and ETCS telecommunication networks. Meet us during this GSM-R conference to discover why our products (QATS Railway / REC Alert) and our services are appraised by the biggest railway operators across Europe.

Frequentis is the leading global supplier of communication and information solutions for safety-critical applications. The IP based DICORA family features high-end dispatcher terminals from the FREQUENTIS FTS 3020 Fixed Terminal System. They are desktop solutions built specifically for controller positions in the rail environment for GSM-R, analogue radio, public, announcement and line side telephony voice and data commnunication.

Funkwerk is a specialist for professional communications systems Funkwerk focuses on three future markets with high growth potential. On the basis of state-of-the-art competence, a thorough understanding of the requirements of our customers, medium-sized flexibility and a quick response time for converting ideas into products ready for the market, we operate different target groups in our three segments. Funkwerk concentrates its technological competence on emerging market niche with high barriers to entry and clearly defined target groups. Specialisation in user knowledge ensures that Funkwerk is customer-oriented and has a competitive edge. Innovation: We predict the consequences of future developments and upon which we base our new product ideas.

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) provider. With over 17 years of experience with ICT supply into the railway market Huawei’s rail portfolio includes GSM-R, LTE for rail, SDH and IP networks, CCTV, VoIP and many other systems applicable to the rail transport sector.

Kapsch provides end-to-end Railway Telecommunications Solutions: GSM-R Access, Core, Transmission and Terminal plus professional services; ETCS over GPRS and edge; Cab radios.

As the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, NSN enable the end users to do more than ever before with the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize their value and the services to make it all work together. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology.

Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company, is an international lealder in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructure, land security, and protection and sustainable "smart" solutions. Selex ES provides reliable multi technology networked solutions to support the efficient operations of public safety and emergency services, civil protection agencies, transportation and homeland security applications.

Siemens cab radios operate in a vast range of environmental conditions with a demonstrated MTBF (Meantime between failure) of over 83,500 hours. Siemens partners with customers providing seamless upgrade and reduced whole life costs. Investment is maximised utilising alternative applications, e.g. Driver Advisory Service and Remote Condition Monitoring, extending onboard capabilities.

Sierra Wireless is the global leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) devices and cloud services, delivering intelligent wireless solutions that simplify the connected world - Our solutions are simple, scalable, and secure, and enable customers to get their connected products and services to market faster. Among them: - Sagemcom TIGR350R Operational Purpose handheld suitable for railway operational personnel - Sagemcom TIGR550R Shunting radio provides all operational radio features as well as specific shunting features - Sagemcop TIGR160 General Purpose handheld offers all GSM-R features ina slim form factor - HPRM1 8 W Module for CAB radio brings First Class blocking resistance and resolves the interference issues.

Syrtem is an independent Manufacturer and Supplier of Professional Radio Equipment and turn-key Systems based on GSM & GSM-R technology. SYRTEM expertise in GSM comes from the development of test equipment for GSM/EDGE product used by all major GSM Terminal Manufacturers and Testing Houses in the world. Since 2008, SYRTEM has decided to expand its offer towards the Network Equipment market and the supply of turn-key Solutions for Mobile Network Operators with a particular focus on the GSM-R sector.

Systra is an engineering company and benefits from a unique wealth of experience in international mass transit and rail projects. Systra has conducted projects in more than 150 countries and 350 cities.

Wenzel Elektronik GmbH offers unified solutions for telecommunications, GSM-R dispatcher systems, public address systems, video surveillance, intercom, and remote control technology tailored to the needs of railways and public transport. Maximum security and availability as well as the integration of new technologies into the existing peripherals characterize our system solutions.

Contact: jubier@uic.org

David Briginshaw, Editor-in-Chief, IRJ
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