Comtest Wireless history


Providing rail telecoms and signalling test, measurement and monitoring for over 20 years

The Comtest Wireless history timeline

Comtest Wireless history shows how its telecoms expertise and world-class testing and measurement solutions for the rail sector have developed, since it first began in 1998.

Comtest Wireless Timeline


  • UK Headquarters open
  • CWIS gains ISO 9001 certification

2011- 2012

2009 – 2011

  • UIC GPRS field tests in Austria, Belgium and Sweden
  • First deployment of the ETCS monitoring system for RFI (Rome – Naples HSL)


  • Formation and restructuring of CW group companies in Italy and UK
  • GPRS field test for UIC on RFI high speed line, Italy


  • ArgoGroup GSMR division (APS) acquired

2003 – 2004

  • NetProbe GSM-R deployment for Siemens in Italy & Switzerland


  • NetProbe GSM-R portable system launched


  • Data collection system used on RFI’s test train, ‘Archimede’

1998 – 1999

  • Band clearance in Italy tested
  • GSM-R RF coverage test system deployed
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