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project_swift_wifi_trains

18th September, 2017 - 1:18 pm (0 Comments)

Scottish train operator ScotRail has partnered up with Cisco, CGI, Network Rail Telecoms and Wittos to conduct a Proof of Concept trial to enable “super-fast” WiFi on trains (Project SWIFT), which could offer data speeds of up to 300Mbps (allegedly the “fastest in-train Wi-Fi service in the world“).

trains_virgin

17th August, 2017 - 10:00 am (7 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov, which was commissioned by Cobham Wireless, has revealed that British adults would rather connect to the internet on trains via a 3G or 4G mobile data network (51%) than public WiFi (36%), yet only 33% of passengers felt that the mobile signal was good enough.

london underground tube trains

31st May, 2017 - 10:42 am (0 Comments)

Transport for London (Tfl) has announced the start of their hunt for a supplier to build a new network that can offer 4G Mobile reception on the London Underground (Tube), with the procurement process being set to begin after the 8th June General Election.

uk train

22nd November, 2016 - 11:38 am (15 Comments)

The Government’s effort to roll-out “high speed” Mobile Broadband to most train commuters by 2019 and WiFi to many of the busiest parts of Britain’s rail network by 2017/18 has been criticised after it was revealed that the on-board WiFi contract only required a speed of 1Mbps per passenger.

trains network rail engineers

21st October, 2016 - 3:08 pm (13 Comments)

Engineers working for Network Rail have damaged a mass of BTOpenreach’s cable ducts near Uxbridge (West London) because they “were not highlighted in the thorough surveys we carried out prior to the work.” As a result broadband and phone services in the area, including West Drayton, are suffering a major outage.

trains network rail engineers

19th September, 2016 - 11:38 am (3 Comments)

Network Rail appears to have shelved a plan that would have seen the national railway operator effectively privatise their large track-side fibre optic and data infrastructure, which carries all sorts of transport, video (CCTV etc.), signalling and others communications.

london_underground_tube

23rd June, 2016 - 2:40 pm (3 Comments)

Reports indicated that Transport for London are in the early stages of talks that could result in the extension of consumer mobile broadband and phone services to cover the city’s vast network of underground tubes and stations, all 100 miles of it.

wifi wireless internet access

15th June, 2016 - 5:14 pm (1 Comment)

Social networking giant Twitter has teamed up with Wifi metropolis to offer 4 hours for free public WiFi hotspot access at St Pancras International Railway Station in London (normally only the first 10 minutes are free).

trains_virgin

14th May, 2016 - 7:49 am (15 Comments)

A new survey commissioned by the Government’s Department for Transport has examined the value of Internet access to train users, finding that 54% of people perceived the quality of their on-board Internet connection to be poor or intermittent and 49% were dissatisfied with service speeds.

virgin_trains_uk1

30th March, 2016 - 1:18 am (5 Comments)

Reports suggest that Network Rail’s large track-side fibre optic infrastructure, which carries all sorts of transport, video (CCTV etc.) and data communications, could be sold off or shared out through a wholesale or joint venture agreement in order to raise money for more railway improvements elsewhere.

uk train

23rd February, 2016 - 12:11 pm (13 Comments)

The High Speed Rail Committee has published its final report and called on the Government’s expensive High Speed Two (HS2) project, which aims to build a new rail link between London and the Midlands, to do more to improve broadband connectivity along the route.

chiltern_railways_wifi

9th February, 2016 - 1:48 pm (1 Comment)

Commuters travelling on trains that belong to Chiltern Railways, which runs between various locations around London, Birmingham, Aylesbury and Oxford, may be pleased to learn that the operator has teamed up with EE to deliver “continuous” on-board WiFi connectivity.. “even through tunnels“.

uk train

12th June, 2015 - 9:06 am (3 Comments)

Mobile reception when on-board one of the United Kingdom’s many train services is, more often than not, a mixed bag where patches of good reception can quickly evaporate into nothing to interrupt your entertainment or work flow. As such the Department for Transport has launched a new consultation with the aim of finding a solution.

uk train

11th February, 2015 - 5:51 pm (7 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today announced the launch of a new scheme that will see the Department for Transport facilitating a £47.8m roll-out of free wireless Internet (wifi) connectivity on trains across England and Wales by 2017. Other parts of the UK are also being encouraged to do the same.

northern_rail

28th January, 2015 - 7:43 am (12 Comments)

Commuters travelling on Northern Rail’s trains from Leeds and Bradford (England) can now access free on-board wireless Internet (WiFi) connectivity thanks to a new scheme that has been funded by £750,000 from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme. This appears to be the first on-train scheme that BDUK has funded.

high speed uk train

21st November, 2014 - 10:46 am (2 Comments)

A proposal by Ofcom for granting Code Powers (i.e. easier approval of street works etc.) to help Network Rail upgrade their Dark Fibre and mobile communications infrastructure has confirmed that the national railway operator will also provide “wholesale services to other telecom operators“.

wifi wireless internet access

4th November, 2014 - 3:14 pm (0 Comments)

Commuters travelling to and from London St Pancras on East Midlands Trains will be pleased to know that a new £200,000 upgrade deal with Nomad Digital should result in significantly improved on-board WiFi Internet connectivity.

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