17th AIAI 2021, 25 - 27 June 2021, Greece

5G-VICTORI: Future Railway Communications Requirements Driving 5G Deployments in Railways

Ioanna Mesogiti, Eleni Theodoropoulou, Fotini Setaki, George Lyberopoulos, Anna Tzanakaki, Markos Anastassopoulos, Christina Politi, Panagiotis Papaioannou, Christos Tranoris, Spyros Denazis, Paris Flegkas, Nikos Makris, Nebojsa Maletic, Darko Cvetkovski, Jesus Gutierrez Teran, Panteleimon Konstantinos Chartsias, Konstantinos Stamatis, Maria-Evgenia Xezonaki, Dimitrios Kritharidis, Alexandros Dalkalitsis, Manfred Taferner, Martin Piovarci


  The complete transformation of the ICT domain driven by 5G network princi-ples and capabilities, will impact significantly the path towards digitalization of many vertical industries, with modern railway transportations being one of them. In this context, Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) service requirements and system principles are very well mapped to 5G service and network concepts associated with network performance, tech-nology neutrality at various levels as well as network planning and deployment options. However, the flexibility of 5G networks implies that concepts are pinned down to deployment paradigms so that afore assertions are proved. The 5G-PPP project 5G-VICTORI aims at delivering a complete 5G solution suita-ble for railway environments and FRMCS services, along with experimentation deployments for testing and evaluation in operational railway environments. This paper discusses the service Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and tech-nical requirements and provides an overview of the proposed experimental de-ployment in an operational railway environment in the area of Patras, Greece.  

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