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Cellnex Signs First Customer for Enhanced Trackside Network

(11 Jan 2023, BWCS Staff)
Neutral host company Cellnex has signed up Three UK as its first mobile customer on the busy London to Brighton Line. The supplier has a 25-year deal with Network Rail to provide enhanced connectivity along the route and Three is the first of the four UK mobile companies to sign up to use it. The deal will give Three access to Cellnex’s recently deployed, trackside and station distributed antenna systems, which will cover the 51-mile mainline route. According to Cellnex, customers of Three UK will be able to experience “noticeable improvements to their mobile and data......

Nomad Digital Awarded Contracts to Provide Broadband Communication Services for New Caltrain Fleet

(06 Jan 2023, BWCS Staff)
Nomad Digital has won two contracts from US West Coast train operator Caltrain. The deals will see the UK based company, supply, implement, operate and maintain a turnkey Trackside Radio Network for Caltrain. The projects will run on the newly electrified line between San Francisco and San José and both include associated on-train services. According to a report from the supplier, it will install a Radio Network alongside the track using mmWave radio technology to deliver gigabit broadband performance. The complete end-to-end network architecture includes the use of next generation train......

Indian Consortium in Massive Project to Monetise Passenger WiFi

(05 Jan 2023, BWCS Staff)
RailTel, the privatised technology company once part of Indian Railways, has announced a major new partnership aimed at monetising its impressive spread of station WiFi hotspots. The company, which has introduced WiFi connectivity at some 6,180 rail stops across the subcontinent, says it has signed up a consortium of technology forms led by 3i Infotech Ltd, to try to wring some revenue out if its estimated 1.1 million daily WiFi users. According to this week’s announcement from RailTel, it will work with 3i, plus Forensics Intelligence Surveillance and Security Technologies Private......

Romanian Trains in WiFi Trial

(14 Dec 2022, BWCS Staff)
CFR Călători, the state-owned passenger train operator in Romania, has announced plans to trial free WiFi services on some of its InterCity trains. The company has partnered with Orange Business Services to offer passengers on 33 carriages free on-board access to the Internet. The service will apparently be available to subscribers of all four of Romania’s mobile networks.   Earlier this year the Romanian Authority for Railway Reform (ARF) signed a contract to purchase 20 long-distance electric trains, with an option to increase the order to 37 trains. The new trains, which......

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