Day by day our world is becoming completely connected. As we all know  now-a-days we keep all our data stored on cloud system, unavailability of such data when required are not accepted anymore. Even though there are means for offline amusements and offline work to be done but still being online for most of the time is a trend now. For accessing your emails, social media surfing, accessing your cloud storage and in most of the places instant connectivity is required.

No matter what you are doing, either you are travelling or sitting idle in a place, proper connectivity is of much importance. Despite of so many innovations in the field of connectivity, we still lag a proper on-board network connectivity while we are travelling by trains. Thus this is a major drawback in connected rail on-board WiFi system.

Why Connected Rail On-Board WiFi System is important?

As discussed is the first part of this blog, proper connectivity is a key factor for leading a life. If we say about life, rails and metro railways are lifeline of most of the working people. Those people have to travel from one place to another twice a day on daily basis. Not only daily passengers but also people who prefer to avail rail and metro rail seeks proper connected rail on-board WiFi system while they are travelling.

This issue with connectivity has drawn the attention of various transport operators like rail and metro rail. Once they started to discuss the issue, they have a plenty of solutions in front of them but they have to keep in mind several factors that arises from those solutions.

Factors that Transport Industries need to keep in mind

  • The Cost of Installation
  • Installation Challenges
  • Bandwidth allocation

Lets briefly discuss each of the issues mentioned above.

The Cost of Installation

Cost of installation is an important factor that has to be kept in mind. Various transport industry, whether rail or metro rail adopt various ways to recover the cost of installation. Some offers free service to the customers but focus on advertising to avoid any type of losses. On the other hand some transport industry that offers on-board connected rail WiFi service charges the cost by the name of premium services offered by them.

To reduce the cost they must focus on:

  1. Minimum trackside installations.
  2. Keep watch on existing deployment. 
  3. If you are delivering premium product then make sure it is premium in service to so that you can charge for your service.

Installation Challenges

Trackside base station (TBS) installation requires huge planning and it’s a bit risky to. You have to control the entire traffic and also installations of dense TBS requires huge sum of money and also time.

Control System

Proper Bandwidth allocation is much required in order to provide services like connected rail WiFi. The most annoying thing is slow internet connection rather than no connection at all. In general for a single train a speed of 100 mbps is required in order to cope up with the demand. 

If the transport industry overcome all the challenges associated with on-board connected rail WiFi System then it is our guarantee that you will never complain  about your internet speed while travelling from one place to another by means of rail or metro rail.