Orange Business Services announced that iDBUS, the new SNCF long-distance coach service in Europe will be equipped with its advanced Wi-Fi services via the Orange broadband mobile network. All iDBUS vehicles will be fitted with Orange M2M SIM cards to provide on-board free unlimited WiFi. According to Orange Business Service, currently 50% of iDBUS customers regularly connect to the Internet during their trips. To continue to provide a superior quality of service with increasing network traffic, iDBUS chose to deploy a new on-board connection service.
The new solution relies on embedded Orange M2M SIM cards. Each coach is also equipped with a router converting the cellular connections of SIM cards into a Wi-Fi network connection and is available to all passengers. Orange Business Services guarantees a superior quality of service and provides iDBUS with an administration platform that allows them to manage SIM card consumption and subscription status.