In the year 2000 the GSM-R Industry Group was founded as an industry organisation to actively promote the GSM-R technology and ensure successful deployment of GSM-R projects across Europe.
The members of the group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which defines the principles of the cooperation. At the time of its formation in 2000 the main focus of the GSM-R IG was to promote expansion of the GSM-R European standard for railway radio communication worldwide, whilst assuring full compliance with EIRENE standards thus guaranteeing an economy of scale necessary to make the technology economically viable and maintainable.
In 2016 the GSM-R Industry Group changed the name to Railway Operational Communication (ROC) Industry Group.
The members of the ROC Industry Group are all GSM-R industry suppliers who are committed to GSM-R technology, and who have been investing substantial development efforts in GSM-R standards and projects worldwide. For more information about the ROC IG please see the brochure.
The achievements of the ROC IG are shown by the GSM-R market’s development since its inception.