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Managed services for railways

Accelerate digital transformation in the railway sector

Communication networks are vital in helping railway operators ensure safe, efficient and on-time connected journeys. These networks share mission-critical information on-the-go between railway systems and personnel, at high speeds across large distances. That’s why leading railway operators around the world are investing in highly resilient, future-proof network infrastructure based on proven standards.

How Nokia operates mission-critical railway networks  

To achieve the highest performance and benefits, new technology often requires an overhaul of traditional processes and tools, as well as retraining of operations and maintenance personnel. Deep technical expertise is essential to reveal and resolve faults, ensure high-performance network management and protect against cyberattacks. Automation of processes increases responsiveness, while analytics helps to proactively detect and correct issues for flawless performance.

Case study

Helping Swiss Federal Railways achieve stringent security and safety requirements for its next-generation xWDM and IP networks


Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) had already deployed next-generation xWDM and IP networks for mission-critical services and business IT. To comply with the Federal Office of Transport's security and safety requirements, SBB needed to adapt its organization and processes to meet EN 50159, EN 50126 and EN 50159 (European norms for RAMS—Safety, Availability, Maintainability and Serviceability).


Nokia experts re-engineered SBB’s operational processes and redesigned its Operations and Maintenance organization. The existing data network was re-certified and the new data network was certified to be compliant with the latest regulatory demands. Nokia also delivered a comprehensive training and coaching program on RAMS norms and relevance to SBB personnel.


Nokia enabled SBB to become one of the first railway operators to fully adapt its operations to comply with new international standards. This also reinforced SBB’s customer reputation for punctuality and safety. 

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