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Node eCNS300

This single-frame core network solution reduces the costs of GSM-R communications while it sets the stage for transforming railway communications to eLTE broadband. And it does this by customizing and integrating three separate Network Elements (NEs) into a single cabinet, which also improves system reliability.

The solution is built on the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) hardware platform, which supports upgrades to eLTE. GSM-R carriers can replace the hardware module and upgrade the software to implement eLTE without additional investment.

highly-integrated GSM-R core network solution sets the stage for efficiently upgrading to eLTE broadband

  • Three NEs integrated into one subrack reduce equipment costs and equipment room footprint
  • Sufficient rack space is reserved for packet-switched equipment that will support the evolution to eLTE through software upgrades
  • A simplified network structure reduces the number of intermediate nodes between core network NEs and decreases network complexity and improves reliability
  • A unified maintenance interface reduces maintenance costs and improves efficiency




Maximum Number of Supported UEs (VMSC application)

300,000 (0.025 ERL per UE)

Maximum Number of Supported BSCs


System Availability (A)

≥ 99.999%

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

≥ 100,000 hours

Mean Time To Repair (MTTR)

≤ 1 hour (excluding the preparation time)

System Power-off Duration

< 5 minutes/year

Dual-homing Switchover Time

< 3 minutes