The aim is to test the 5G network and investigate whether this technology can be used for railway specific situations.

The importance of 5G

The use of the 5G network will give customers in our trains and stations a faster connection and will enable SNCB to communicate more quickly and offer its customers more information. Within SNCB, this will also ensure better data collection, better communication possibilities on train and platforms and therefore better customer service. During our trials, we will mainly carry out tests around a faster connection, around connecting large numbers of devices and around the higher reliability of the network."