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The next generation of rail and metro wireless communications.

+Publication Date: Monday 15th May 2017 + 

Our 24th digital guide focuses on how evolving wireless communications are helping train and metro operators overcome some of their key challenges; managing increasing traffic levels, ensuring passenger safety and security, evolving communications from voice and traditional train control services to high data rate services, mastering bandwidth intensive passenger services such as on-board and wayside HD video surveillance, real-time high data rate services and video streaming, mobile ticketing, and maximising the potential of Internet of Things for rail.

To develop innovations that match the growth of the industry, train and metro operators are putting in place a new generation of broadband teleKeeping Pace with the Demands of the Digital Passenger.jpgcommunication networks, using a variety of wireless technologies. Whilst the rail industry has being using wireless communications for operational applications for many years, the opportunities are significant but the challenges are growing.

With communications technology evolving rapidly, obsolescence can quickly occur – there’s no 40 year life cycle in this section of the industry. Another issue is that long established rail and metro networks typically have a wide variety of assets from many different suppliers that have been supplied on a project-by-project basis that can create hard to navigate system. While some networks are train-borne rather than infrastructure based so adding an extra level of complexity.

To help ensure the industry is able to take advantage of the evolution of rail and metro wireless communications and ensure on-time, safe, efficient and connected journeys our editorial team are already speaking to senior executives at rail and metro operators around the world for insights into their work with in this crucial area, and these exclusive features will make up the focus of the guide. But we also have the opportunity to feature a small number of contributions from the commercial innovators providing wireless telecommunications solutions, products and analysis to global metro agencies and rail operators.


This guide, the 24th we have published, will be shared with our entire global community, including its 52,000+ members who work for rail companies and metro, rail and transit agencies giving your message a direct link to clients seeking to improve their digital connection with passengers. It will be featured on SmartRail World, the online home of rail and metro innovation for the full duration of 2017. And promoted extensively on our newsletters (sent to 32,000+ readers), across our very popular social media portfolio (19,000+ connections) and shared with our media partners. We guarantee a big readership for your message on this vitally important topic.

Publication dates.

Deadline for Content and Adverts: Friday 5th May 2017

Publication date: Week commencing Monday 15th May 2017


Guide sponsor - position yourself as the market leader, with editorial article (750-1000 words) delivering thought leadership, full page advert, branding on front page and in Editor’s Welcome, plus receiving the details (including full contact information) of the first 200 (opted-in) downloaders of the guide giving you fantastic and visible return on investment. Editorial article also published on SmartRail World. Discount available on further leads. - 1 Available.

A practical guide - asset management.jpgGuide Partner - with editorial article (750-1000 words), branding and recognition in Editor’s welcome, receiving the details (including full contact information) of the first 150 (opted-in) downloaders. Editorial article also published on SmartRail World.  Discount available on further leads. -  1 Available.

Editorial Contributor (guide + website) - Feature or Headline Interview or Case Study (750-1000 words) in the digital guide and also published on SmartRail World. - 3 Available

Advertising partner – an interactive advert with clickable links, so readers can connect straight to your website Full Page - 2 available. Half Page - 4 available.

MORE? We’d love to have a discussion with you about digital communications and how we can partner & deliver guaranteed return on investment contact Charlie Macauley (Digital Sales Manager) on +44 (0) 20 7045 0913 charlie.macauley@globaltransportforum.com for a no obligation chat.