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Passenger Rail Connectivity Market in Europe and North America, Forecast to 2025

  • Report

  • 124 Pages
  • December 2018
  • Region: Europe, North America
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4721869

Passenger Rail Connectivity Market is Expected to be Valued at $9.77 Billion from the Period 2017 to 2025

With a strong resurgence in traffic volumes and shifting customer demands, the global railroads are finding themselves in the midst of change. Rail is becoming the favoured choice as cities seek the most economical and fuel-efficient modes of travel.

Western Europe is the largest market followed by North America and Eastern Europe in the passenger rail connectivity market. Rail connectivity is still an emerging market, with a significantly large portion of rail assets remaining to be connected. Passenger rail connectivity involves a variety of technologies including mobile networks, global system for mobile communications for rail (GSM-R), onboard Wi-Fi, communication-based train control (CBTC) such as European Train Control System (ETCS II), and onboard infotainment systems through local networks.

Rail industry participants are looking for methods to improve passenger rail traffic and revenues and are considering implementing rail connectivity projects to accomplish the same. Boosting rail mobile connectivity comes with relatively less investment, and the returns are significantly large and spontaneous. Western Europe and North America are experimenting Wi-Fi onboard and 4G LTE services to improve passenger connectivity while Eastern Europe still incorporates first-generation GSM-R for mainline.

Participants from other parts of the world such as APAC have collaborated with their local network and mobile service providers to improve their returns in the passenger rail industry. The scope of this study is to allow digital technology companies around the world in aerospace, defense, automotive, and security industries to expand their product portfolio by helping them understand the market opportunities in the onboard passenger rail connectivity market.

Passenger rail connectivity encompasses a gamut of communication systems and connectivity solutions including train-to-ground communication systems such as ETCS II, CBTC, GSM-R, onboard infotainment systems, applications, and mobile network connectivity, and all of these technologies are disruptive by way of their potential upgrades such as 4G LTE to 5G, next-generation ETCS, and next-generation GSM-R. There are plentiful opportunities in boosting the connectivity and passenger rail traffic and revenues consequentially.

This study provides details on the existing participants and startups in the connectivity and digital solutions provider industries, a comparative analysis on the passenger rail connectivity providers, competitive benchmarking of the key industry participants, market drivers, market restraints, challenges in the connectivity market and methods to overcome them, strategic approaches to gain better share in the market, forecasts of revenue from all the segments considered, and the conclusions that can be drawn from this study.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
  • Executive Summary-Current and Future Outlook
  • Introduction to the Connected Train
  • What is The Technology Landscape for Rail Connectivity?
  • Major Functional Components of Passenger Rail Connectivity
  • Key Challenges in Passenger Rail Connectivity
  • Overview of Passenger Rail Connectivity Market
  • Current Market-Connected Mainline Passenger
  • Current Market-Connected Metro Systems

2. Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
  • Research Scope
  • Research Aims and Objectives
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Research Background
  • Research Methodology

3. Segmentation and Definitions
  • Passenger Rail Connectivity Segmentation
  • Passenger Rail Connectivity Definitions

4. Market Overview-Introduction to Connected Train
  • Technologies Involved-Key Components
  • 4G in Rail
  • Competitive Benchmarking of Key Participants

5. Business Models and Use Cases
  • Passenger Rail Connectivity Business Models
  • Train to Ground Communication
  • Train to Ground CBTC
  • Wayside Condition Monitoring
  • On-board/Vehicle Condition Monitoring

6. On-board Connectivity Technologies
  • Levels of Technologies-On-board Internet
  • On-board Connectivity-Technology Comparison
  • Technology Roadmap for On-board Connectivity Solutions
  • On-board Technologies-Wi-Fi
  • On-board Technologies-WiMax
  • On-board Technologies-LTE
  • On-board Technologies-Leaky Coaxial Cables

7. Train to Ground/Infrastructure Connectivity Technologies
  • Levels of Technologies-Train-to-ground Communication
  • Train-to-Ground Connectivity-Technology Comparison
  • Technology Roadmap for Train to Ground/Infrastructure
  • Internet Protocol (IP) and Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • IP/MPLS Applications
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

8. Regulatory Environment
  • Regulatory and Legislative Environment

9. Drivers and Restraints-Passenger Rail Connectivity Market
  • Market Drivers
  • Drivers Explained
  • Market Restraints
  • Restraints Explained

10. Passenger Rail Connectivity Market-Forecasts and Trends
  • Forecast Scenario Assumptions
  • Total Potential Market Scenario Analysis
  • Actual Revenue Forecast by Region-Publisher's Scenario

11. Connectivity in Mainline Passenger Rail
  • Eastern Europe-Connected Mainline Railcars and Coaches
  • Western Europe-Connected Mainline Railcars and Coaches
  • North America-Rail Passenger Connectivity

12. Connectivity in Metro Rail
  • Eastern Europe-Connected Metro Stations
  • Eastern Europe-Connected Metro Trainsets
  • Eastern Europe-Railcars with On-board Passenger Connectivity
  • Western Europe-Connected Metro Stations
  • Western Europe-Connected Metro Trainsets
  • Western Europe-Railcars with On-board Passenger Connectivity
  • North America-Connected Metro Stations
  • North America-Connected Metro Trainsets
  • North America-Railcars with On-board Passenger Connectivity

13. Metro Connectivity-Forecasts and Trends
  • Total Potential Market Scenario Analysis-On-board Passenger Metro Rail Connectivity
  • Actual Metro Rail Connectivity Revenue Forecast by Region-Publisher's Scenario

14. Competitive Analysis
  • Icomera
  • Icomera-Market Metrics
  • Nokia
  • Nokia-Market Metrics
  • Cisco
  • Cisco-Market Metrics
  • Nomad Digital
  • Nomad Digital-Market Metrics
  • Indra
  • Indra-Market Metrics
  • 21net
  • 21net-Market Metrics
  • Moxa-Company Overview
  • Moxa-Market Metrics
  • RADWIN-Company Overview
  • Radwin-Market Metrics
  • Cobham Wireless-Company Overview
  • Cobham-Market Metrics
  • Belden-Company Overview
  • Belden-Market Metrics

15. End-user Perspectives
  • End-user Perspectives on Passenger Rail Connectivity

16. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
  • Growth Opportunity in Passenger Rail Connectivity Through Business Models and Investment/M&A
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

17. Conclusions
  • Conclusions and Key Findings
  • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer

18. Appendix-Total Mainline Train-to-ground Connectivity: Market Forecasts
  • Eastern Europe-Train-to-ground Connectivity
  • Western Europe-Train-to-ground Connectivity
  • Total Potential Market Scenario Analysis-Mainline Train-to-ground Connectivity: 2017 to 2025
  • Actual Mainline Train-to-ground Connectivity Revenue Forecast by Region-Publisher's Scenario

19. Appendix
  • Market Engineering Methodology
  • List of Exhibits

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 21net
  • Belden
  • Cisco
  • Cobham Wireless-Company
  • Icomera
  • Indra
  • Moxa
  • Nokia
  • Nomad Digital
  • Radwin