UK Government and European Space Agency select CGI to develop a hybrid satellite communications and terrestrial network demonstrator for trains
CGI will work with IT partners Icomera, Isotropic Systems and 5G3i, alongside Network Rail, and rail operators ScotRail, Northern and LNER, to explore how hybrid networks, based on multi-bearer 5G technology, can improve network availability while offering better value for money than existing solutions.
SODOR will deliver the following:
- Improved on-train communications for employees and passengers, with network aggregation for 3G and 4G and a roadmap for 5G a choice of satellite constellations dependent on bandwidth and location to ensure a reliable signal
- Cost-effective communications, including tools to optimise network selection based on cost and performance
- Operations and management portal
- Internet of Things sensor solutions to support connected train monitoring
For more than 40 years, CGI has been delivering innovative, mission-critical space software systems and applications for clients across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America that support satellite navigation, communications, operations and space enabled applications. Learn more at cgi.com.