Orange Business Services Provides Free On-Board WiFi on European Long Distance Coach via M2M SIMs

3 December 2014
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Orange Business Services Provides Free On-Board WiFi on European Long Distance Coach via M2M SIMs Image Credit: iDBUS

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.

Laurent Lenoir, Director of Information Systems at iDBUS
Remaining connected while traveling has become a necessity, and Wi-Fi availability is among the top criteria for choosing our company. iDBUS was a pioneer in this field and played a major role in the deployment of pervasive on-board connectivity solutions.

Valérie Cussac, Vice-President Mobile France & International, Orange
For Orange, providing a positive customer experience is key. We are delighted to extend the quality of our mobile network to iDBUS and thus help offer value-added services for their passengers.

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