A 5G mobile private network transports rail maintenance into the future.
The 5G Integrated Railway Augmented Reality Digital Twin (ARDT) project at St Pancras International created a platform through which rail assets, rolling stock and station control systems are connected via a mobile private network (MPN) to improve efficiency, training and passenger experience.
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40,000 passengers and staff use the lifts and escalators at St Pancras each day
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Freshwave provided the radio coverage plan, network build services, cloud core hardware and operations support in close partnership with Athonet who provided the network design, 5G core software and network equipment. The work demonstrated the unique capabilities of a 5G-enabled ARDT platform, applied both within a station and along several kilometres of track.
The MPN provides secure network on segregated spectrum with no interference from public networks or Wi-Fi. Coverage is tailored to reach the specific areas that are critical to railway operations. Physical SIM-based security makes it highly secure and inaccessible to unauthorised users.
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