Paris Nord station.

FRANCE: SNCF has selected Klas Telecom and its local partner Seolane Innovation for a contract to provide LTE train-to-ground communications to support operational and passenger connectivity services.

The first deployment of the supplier’s TRX R6 Connected Transportation Platform will support CCTV onboard regional trains, with passenger information and wi-fi to follow. TRX R6 is designed to provide a flexible and open architecture which will allow further technologies and applications to be added throughout the deployment life cycle.

Klas Telecom’s Director of Business Development Brendan Fleming said the tender had been highly competitive, with SNCF seeking ‘an advanced, technically competent solution that featured modularity and flexibility as cellular communications progress into 5G connectivity, all at a competitive price point’.