Technology integration, optimisation and ROI for infrastructure managers and operators - RailTel Europe 2013

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Main Day One
8am
Registration and refreshments
9am
Chairman’s opening remarks
SUCESSFUL NETWORK OPERATION
9.15am

In conversation with RFI: lessons learned following 10 years of ERTMS operation

  • How has RFI’s ERTMS strategy evolved since original implementation, and to what outcome?
  • What were the top three challenges encountered, and overcome, in the operation and continued maintenance of RFI’s GSM-R networks?
  • What plans for the future?

In conversation with RFI: lessons learned following 10 years of ERTMS operation
9.45am

Stakeholder brainstorm: how to overcome critical challenges to successful GSM-R implementation and management

  • What are the key operational challenges identified to date?
  • What key logistical or managerial challenges have been met with and overcome? How was this achieved?
  • What key development areas have been identified going forward for successful operation of GSM-R networks?
  • How can train operators leverage the expertise of telecom sector in cross-border roaming?

Stakeholder brainstorm: how to overcome critical challenges to successful GSM-R implementation and management
10.30am
Speed Networking
11am
Networking break
TETRA ALTERNATIVES TO GSM-R
11.30am

Understanding economic and technological benefits of TETRA vs GSM-R

  • TETRA background in metro, tramway and buses
  • How ETCS and CBTC rail signalling requirements can be met by TETRA
  • Economic and technological benefits from the upcoming replacement of GSM-R by TETRA

Understanding economic and technological benefits of TETRA vs GSM-R
12pm
Case study: TETRA for communications and signaling
12.30pm
Communications with TETRA in the metro sector
1pm

Seated lunch featuring networking round tables

Seated lunch featuring networking round tables: All attendees will have the chance to participate in round table discussions around key next-generation railway telecommunications including:

  • TETRA – led by Teletronic
  • IP/MPLS – let by Kapsch CarrierCom
  • LTE – led by Detecon
Seated lunch featuring networking round tables
NETWORK OPTIMISATION
2pm

How to benefit from linking key data elements in GSM-R , ETCS and TSI

How to benefit from linking key data elements in GSM-R , ETCS and TSI
2.30pm

Maximizing GSM-R capacity in a railway station: can GSM-R replace all existing radio systems or is it also necessary to install a TETRA network?

  • We can migrate all analog radio users to GSM-R and at what cost
  • Can GSM-R replace all existing radio systems or is it also necessary to install a TETRA network?
  • What are the additional developments are required from a functional perspective?

Maximizing GSM-R capacity in a railway station: can GSM-R replace all existing radio systems or is it also necessary to install a TETRA network?
3pm

How to formally validate computerized critical systems

  • Have we recognized that for software, the delivery of absolute numerical safety targets is considered to be impossible, and the methods contained in the CENELEC standard produce a probability that certain (unsafe) failure rates will be archived rather than an absolute assurance?
  • The presented method makes it possible, after a rigorous and cost effective design, to validate formally the functional software of critical computerized systems

How to formally validate computerized critical systems
3.30pm
Afternoon refreshments
NETWORK UPGRADES
4.20pm

Implementation of rail specific telecommunication services on bearer independent platform

Implementation of rail specific telecommunication services on bearer independent platform
4.45pm

Case Study: Dublin CTC Connolly

Case Study: Dublin CTC Connolly
5pm
Close of Day 1
6pm

Frequentis networking event

Frequentis would like to invite you to an evening of fine food and conversation above the rooftops of Vienna.

After a fruitful day at RailTel, take a five minute walk to Café-Restaurant Huth to share stories and experiences with other rail experts in a relaxing atmosphere. We’ll be waiting with food, drink and our traditional Viennese hospitality.

Let’s get connected on Wednesday, 20th February 2013 from 6pm at Café-Restaurant Huth, Haus der MusiK, Seilerstätte 30, 5th Floor, A-1010 Vienna.

Everyone is welcome – but please register for this event by sending a short e-mail to: ursula.freitas@frequentis.com

Frequentis networking event

Main Day Two
9am
Chairman’s opening remarks
WI-FI & ONBOARD COMMUNICATIONS
9.05am

Case study: implementation of new country-wide Wi-Fi at VR

Case study: implementation of new country-wide Wi-Fi at VR
9.30am

Case study: installation of Wi-Fi programme at NTV

Case study: installation of Wi-Fi programme at NTV
9.55am

How to take professional rail communications to infotainment systems

  • Manage telco networks and provide turn-key solutions for railways
  • Assure quality with GSM-R and ETCS analysis
  • Ensure operational fleet management including OSS & BSS solutions
  • Turn mobile devices into on-board infotainment systems with Media4Rail

How to take professional rail communications to infotainment systems
10.15am

Developing a strategy for improved customer information

Developing a strategy for improved customer information
10.40am
Networking break
NEW PROJECTS
11am

Mobile coverage for Eurotunnel: delivering the GSM-P initiative

  • › Mr Christian Remond, Head of Telecoms, Eurotunnel
Mobile coverage for Eurotunnel: delivering the GSM-P initiative
11.20am

ETCS over GPRS: an update on the ERTMS Users Group TEN-T projects

ETCS over GPRS: an update on the ERTMS Users Group TEN-T projects
NEXT-GENERATION TELECOS
11.40am

Interactive workshop: LTE challenges: Drawing up a migration blueprint

  • Case studies on the deployment and migration to LTE
  • How to migrate efficiently and shorten implementation times?
  • What are the safety checks and testing processes involved in migration?
  • Understanding spectrum needs and mitigating interference issues
  • An update on LTE standards and specifications

Top 10 Key Conclusions and Action Points Summarised

Interactive workshop: LTE challenges: Drawing up a migration blueprint
12.40pm
Networking lunch
1.40pm

How to prepare for sustainable migration towards IP

How to prepare for sustainable migration towards IP
2pm

EU perspective: how to ensure interoperability and sustainability for railway telecommunications in Europe

  • What is the outlook for GSM-R obsolescence? How can the industry work to both maximise GSM-R output and prepare for next generation telecommunications?
  • What is the policy outlook for ensuring interoperability and sustainability for railway telecommunications in Europe?
  • How is the EU Commission contributing to GSM-R migration planning?

EU perspective: how to ensure interoperability and sustainability for railway telecommunications in Europe
2.20pm

Preparing European rail for next generation communication systems

  • How can GSM-R assets be protected in light of obsolescence?
  • How can European interoperability be achieved in light of next generation mobile technologies?
  • Identifying a basic strategy to combine new and old technologies for European rail
  • How to raise the quality of operations, applications and service

Preparing European rail for next generation communication systems
2.40pm

Panel discussion: strategies for successful migration from GSM-R

  • How can the rail sector prepare for the integration of next-generation telecom technologies?
  • What strategies should be implemented to effectively collaborate with the telecommunications sector and get the most out of this rapidly developing industry?
  • Brainstorming strategies for successful migration from GSM-R

Panel discussion: strategies for successful migration from GSM-R
3.20pm
Networking coffee
3.30pm

Technical visit: Visit to ÖBB’s Vienna Control Centre hosted by ÖBB

  1. Visit to ÖBB-Infrastruktur Vienna Control Centre
  2. Visit to ÖBB-Infrastruktur National Traffic Management Centre

Each year our technical tours sell out early, so with strictly limited places available (20 participants) please make sure you register your interest at the point of booking your delegate place.

Technical visit: Visit to ÖBB’s Vienna Control Centre hosted by ÖBB

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Kapsch CarrierCom at RailTel Europe 2013
Silver Sponsor
Siemens Convergence Creators at RailTel Europe 2013
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Frequentis AG at RailTel Europe 2013
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Teltronic at RailTel Europe 2013
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SYRTEM S.a.r.l at RailTel Europe 2013
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ÖBB at RailTel Europe 2013