Nomad is embracing 5G with the latest category twenty modems and 4 x 4 MiMo Antennas for the rooftop of the train, maximising the throughput of the air interface. We are integrating various aspects of trackside train-to-ground technologies for where there is no or low coverage, allowing operators to provide a good to very good throughput in rural areas, increasing the passenger experience. We are integrating private millimetre-wave radios, 5GHz private radio networks and private LTE networks which can be positioned at the trackside, enabling good throughput and coverage, to be privately operated by the rail operator.
Connectivity and 5G for Nomad are key elements in our roadmap for increasing the throughput from the base station to the train. Nomad will maximise the new features Mobile Network Operators are providing with 5G, such as ‘network slicing’, allowing operators to reserve network resources for specific customers across their route, and this will help provide passengers with a consistent and high-quality digital experience.
Furthermore, Nomad is working with a major rail operator in Europe, who are investigating the convergence of 5G mobile technology, combined with very high throughput radio trackside networks to overhaul the passenger experience.