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Finnish Transport Agency on track to the first bearer independent communication solution for railways in Europe

As pre-announced in early June 2016, Frequentis was awarded the contract from the Finnish Transport Agency (FTA, in Finnish Liikennevirasto) to implement the first bearer independent communication solution for railway communication in Europe.

Contract signing: Raimund Palka, Key Account Manager at Frequentis; Seppo Mäkitupa, Head of Unit Railway Technology at FTA; / Copyright: Frequentis

The so called Unified Railway Communication and Application (URCA) fulfils FTA’s need for a cost saving transitional solution to the successor of GSM-R. By utilising TETRA and public mobile networks FTA takes the first step to the prospective Future Railway Mobile Communication System standard of the International Union of Railways (UIC).