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Railways explores direct leap to 5G to revive outdated train safety systems

Kavach tender expected in two months after the proposal is fine-tuned by the Indian Railways

Indian railways cancelled 160  trains on Wednesday, August 31.
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Looking at the recent activity of Indian industry for 5G technology, Railways has started exploring use of 5G technologies for its MVC and safety systems

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
As the Indian Railways builds indigenous anti-collision and emergency communication systems, the Union Minister for Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, has asked the Ministry of Railways officials to explore a direct leap to fifth-generation (5G) network to revive the outdated communications infrastructure of the Indian Railways, Business Standard has learnt.

The development comes at a time when the national transporter has barely scratched the surface on 4G operations. Vaishnaw is also the union minister for communications, electronics and information technology.

“Currently, Indian Railways is conducting a proof of concept for the working of Mission Critical Voice (MCV) and Kavach on 4G. Looking

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 9:23 AM IST

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