Train to Ground
Deploy resilient, secure broadband communications for urban and metro rail
Nokia Train to Ground is a proven, secure and highly resilient broadband solution for urban and metro rail communications. Based on a unique intelligent multipath connectivity switching algorithm developed by Nokia Bell Labs, it delivers high reliability and performance that enable urban/metro rail operators to simultaneously support:
- Safety-critical applications such as Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and SCADA
- Safety-related applications such as real time CCTV streaming, mission-critical voice, door clearance and passenger information systems (PIS)
- Non-safety-related applications such as public Wi-Fi and infotainment
Train to Ground provides the extreme resilience, assured throughput, advanced security, and guaranteed quality of service (QoS) that your urban/metro rail operations demand. The solution is highly flexible and supports both LTE and Wi-Fi access backhaul.
Our professional services experts can quickly deploy and integrate the Train to Ground solution into your existing operational technology (OT) environment using fully digitalized service delivery powered by our digital network architecture.
With Nokia Train to Ground, you get a robust mission-critical broadband connectivity foundation that lets you use the latest railway applications to make your operations faster, safer and more efficient.
Solution in action
Nokia Train to Ground has been commercially deployed in 4 continents with major metro networks in for example, Paris and Sao Paulo to railway networks across Australia, Germany and Austria to name a few. It is backhaul agnostic and works with Wi-Fi, LTE or a hybrid access infrastructure.
We also bring extensive experience from successfully deploying and managing mission-critical communication networks, applications, and associated subsystems for over 140 railway customers worldwide.
Mission-critical performance with intelligent multipath connectivity switching
Unique switching algorithm enables capacity aggregation over multipath multi-technology concurrent access backhaul to boost throughput and ensure resiliency
Assured performance for mission-critical applications
Implement critical applications to improve operation safety and real-time control with confidence thanks to high capacity, secure and robust connectivity
Flexible and modular deployment options
You can deploy Nokia Train to Ground over existing Wi-Fi, LTE or a hybrid network infrastructure. Our systems integration experts ensure that the solution will work seamlessly with your existing OT infrastructure
Optimized total cost of ownership
LTE-based Train to Ground deployments help you control costs by operating all rail applications over a unified LTE network that supports future-proof evolution to 5G
Secure data transmission
Advanced Secure VPN tunnels carry data traffic between onboard equipment and the tunnel server at the OCC
- Real-time CCTV video feeds
- MC PTT/PTV communications
Real-time vehicle status data link
- Optimized maintenance tasks
- Predictive maintenance
- Dynamic visual messages
- Dynamic advertising
Real-time train control
- Ultra-high-reliability network for CBTC
- Built-in redundancy
- Strong security