Sweden’s transport operator Trafikverket builds a nationwide GSM-R & IP/ MPLS communications network to enhance safety and efficiency

Sweden’s national transportation agency, Trafikverket, is responsible for long-term infrastructure planning for road, rail, shipping and aviation. It owns, constructs, operates and maintains all state-owned railways and roads, as well as a large number of ferry services. Since 1990, Trafikverket has utilized a national transmission network for all communications critical to the safe operation of transportation traffic in Sweden. In recent years, train …

The new landscape for railway operator communications

Transforming mission-critical communications for safe and efficient mainline, urban and freight operations The resurgence of rail in recent years continues to accelerate as authorities target railways as the backbone of national, regional and local transport. The  European Union, for example, aims for inter-city journeys of 1,000 km or less to be made by train by the mid-2020s. Substantial growth in …