Our history

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

Comtest Wireless history

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.

  • CW wins competitive tender to supply Banedanmark with full GSM-R and ETCS diagnostic and monitoring systems.
  • Etihad Rail DB team use CW solutions to prove readiness for EIRENE RF coverage certification in Abu Dhabi
  • CWIL accredited with Cyber Essentials certification

  • Launch of NetProbe Remote Configurator
  • Launch of TETRA testing and monitoring capabilities
  • NetProbe Drive Test celebrates 18th anniversary (over 140 installations and more than 25 test-trains in-use)

  • Development and initial deployment of OBU systems monitoring
  • Collaboration with Ansaldo STS  in deployment of IXL monitoring solution
  • NetProbe Drive Test used to gain GSM-R acceptance in Turkey
  • CW shortlisted for UKRIA 2018 awards

  • Launch of NetProbe Unattended Portable
  • New Enterprise reporting web interface enables BaneNOR to monitor GSM-R service quality online
  • CW extends certification scope and accredited with ISO 9001

  • CW wins SBB Tender for ERTMS Passive Monitoring Solution
  • ETCS monitoring system installed in Switzerland

  • UK Headquarters open
  • CWIS gains ISO 9001 certification

  • ETCS monitoring systems installed in Spain and Sweden
  • Involvement in the UIC Interference Measurement Commission

  • 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

  • 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’

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


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