Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

Sponsored Links

T-Mobile UK Brings Wireless Broadband to Virgin West Coast Trains

Posted: 28th Apr, 2009 By: MarkJ
Mobile operator T-Mobile UK has teamed up with Virgin to offer broadband wireless Internet access on the Virgin West Coast Main Line service via its Wi-Fi Hotspots. The service will initially be rolled out via Virgin's 52 Pendolino trains, and by mid-summer, the 21 Super Voyager trains will also be Wi-Fi enabled.

The Wi-Fi Hotspot service, which will be rolled out for T-Mobile by Nomad Digital, should provide a wireless broadband connection throughout the entire journey, including all tunnel sections, at high speeds. Virgin’s West Coast Main Line services see around 22.5 million passenger journeys per annum.

Richard Warmsley, Head of Internet and Entertainment for T-Mobile UK said: “As the popularity of Mobile Broadband continues to soar, we want to do everything we can to offer people access to the Internet wherever they are. This provides a unique solution on-board Virgin Trains, at no extra cost to our pay monthly Mobile Broadband customers, and available to everyone, whatever mobile phone network they use.

From business users checking emails or sending documents on the way to and from work, to people checking their Facebook, or downloading songs for the trip, this new mobile broadband service offers all passengers the opportunity to make the most of their journeys.

T-Mobile currently provides Wi-Fi Hotspot access across various parts of the UK and hopes to deliver a close to complete population coverage for related 3G Mobile Broadband services in 2010. It's worth remembering that Wi-Fi Hotspots (local area coverage) and Mobile Broadband (wide area coverage) are two very different wireless technologies.
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
Cheap BIG ISPs for 100Mbps+
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Virgin Media UK ISP Logo
Virgin Media £26.00
Gift: None
Shell Energy UK ISP Logo
Shell Energy £26.99
Gift: None
Sky Broadband UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Plusnet UK ISP Logo
Plusnet £27.99
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest ISPs for 100Mbps+
Gigaclear UK ISP Logo
Gigaclear £17.00
Gift: None
YouFibre UK ISP Logo
YouFibre £19.99
Gift: None
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
BeFibre UK ISP Logo
BeFibre £21.00
Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Hey! Broadband UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All

Helpful ISP Guides and Tips

Sponsored Links
The Top 15 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5525)
  2. BT (3518)
  3. Politics (2541)
  4. Openreach (2298)
  5. Business (2264)
  6. Building Digital UK (2246)
  7. FTTC (2044)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1975)
  9. Statistics (1789)
  10. 4G (1666)
  11. Virgin Media (1621)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1463)
  13. Fibre Optic (1395)
  14. Wireless Internet (1390)
  15. FTTH (1382)

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules