back to article Nokia Networks is going to make zer Vaterland's trains run on time

Nokia Networks is trumpeting an eight-year contract incorporating the sale of over 2,000 mobile base stations – and a GSM-R frequency band upgrade – to Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway company. The contract to supply the new Flexi base stations to the railway is a good win for Nokia, ousting Kapsch as the major …

  1. Uberseehandel

    Make the trains run on time????

    So how exactly is this going to "make the trains run on time"?

    There is a separate control system for the train and driver.

    Once off the ICE netwerk, trains can be reassuringly slow, delayed and late

    1. Frumious Bandersnatch Silver badge

      Re: Make the trains run on time????

      Misleading headlines seem to be getting to be par for the course here these days. There's no Mussolini angle mentioned in the article at all.

  2. gryff

    a photo of a mamod steam engine-COOL!!!!

    Had one when I was a kid, fond memories...

    1. montyburns56

      Re: a photo of a mamod steam engine-COOL!!!!

      Hands up all of those who only clicked on the article because of the picture...

  3. AndyFl

    It is all about certification

    GSM-R is certified (EIRENE Certificate and the like) for transporting "signalling" on rail networks.

    LTE isn't yet although a couple of manufacturers say they can do it.

    An alternative to GSM-R is TETRA but most rail operators are waiting for LTE-R.

    Simple as that.

    Andy

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: It is all about certification

      "An alternative to GSM-R is TETRA but most rail operators are waiting for LTE-R"

      not using wifi then ...

      ;-)

      1. AndyFl

        Re: It is all about certification

        A lot of metro systems use WiFi between train and network in tunnels for CCTV and other backhaul. It is a horrible solution and prone to interference from equipment used by passengers.

  4. ntevanza

    Das Vaterland

    What, Austria? Their trains are nice, but they only have three.

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