“Commuters to enjoy 100 times faster wi-fi”
The Times reported First Group, which runs the South Western Railway, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express and Hull Trains franchises, has just signed a deal with 5G start up Blu Wireless technology to introduce wireless reception far in advance of current standards.
The enhanced connection will allow passengers to enjoy high-definition video conferencing, 3D gaming and video streaming.
“The typical existing links to trains give a total data of about 40Mb [megabits],” said Henry Nurser, chief executive of Blu Wireless. “The sort of technology we are developing can get 6Gb [gigabits] to the train. And everyone’s happy.”
Full article in The Sunday Times