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evo-rail to deliver rail-5G to UK railways 24-03-2021
evo-rail to deliver rail-5G to UK railways
British developed multi-gigabit track-to-train communications solution to start build 2021 along 70km of South Western Railway’s busiest commuter and intercity route
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evo-rail to deliver rail-5G 24-03-2021
evo-rail to deliver rail-5G
Rail-5G powers the on-train Wi-Fi system with over a gigabit of internet data, which will allow passengers to experience unprecedented levels of connectivity, similar to what they would enjoy at home or work. The innovative new system will also offer continuous connection for passengers through tunnels.
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evo-rail Launch 24-03-2021
evo-rail Launch
Developed over the last five years and tested on several operational tracks, rail-5G underwent a large-scale pilot on the Isle of Wight’s Island Line. This has proven that the rail-5G solution can consistently deliver over one gigabit per second (Gbps) throughput to a moving train, whereas currently passengers share a…
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‘rail-5G’ to be rolled out on part of the South Western Railway network 24-03-2021
‘rail-5G’ to be rolled out on part of the South Western Railway network
The ‘rail-5G’ solution offers a unique opportunity to improve connectivity for rail infrastructure and customers, greatly enhancing the customer experience.
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Helping passengers stay connected: boosting train and station Wi-Fi and 5G 25-06-2020
Helping passengers stay connected: boosting train and station Wi-Fi and 5G
We all like to stay connected, and we are investing heavily to make sure our customers can rely on a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection whenever they travel with us by boosting the Wi-Fi and 5G connections onboard our trains and at our stations.
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South Western Railway to become the UK’s first 5G railway 25-06-2020
South Western Railway to become the UK’s first 5G railway
FirstGroup and Blu Wireless have announced a project to significantly boost the quality of connectivity on trains by pioneering the use of 5G technology on the railway. The new technology will enable reliable streaming, rapid browsing and connectivity to cloud-based applications like Office 365.Blu Wireless, FirstGroup and other strategic partners…
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South Western Railway to become UK’s first 5G railway as FirstGroup announces deal for superfast Wi-Fi on trains 21-05-2020
South Western Railway to become UK’s first 5G railway as FirstGroup announces deal for superfast Wi-Fi on trains
FirstGroup has announced a deal to become the first UK’s first 5G railway network, bringing superfast Wi-Fi to the Southern Western Railway franchise.In partnership with Blu Wireless, Network Rail and the DfT, FirstGroup’s rail division has developed an ‘end-to-end 5G solution’, marking a UK market first in bringing 5G to…
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5G roll out to begin on South Western Railway 21-05-2020
5G roll out to begin on South Western Railway
UK: FirstGroup has announced that its Rail Division will be the exclusive supplier of Blu Wireless’s 5G communications for ontrain connectivity. This follows a 2½ year development programme undertaken with Network Rail, the Department for Transport and the Department for Culture Media & Sport. Roll-out is to begin at South…
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