RADWIN Demos 500Mbps Throughput Onboard Moscow Metro Trains

1 October 2016
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RADWIN, the leading provider of train-to-ground wireless communications solutions, said that with its next generation Train-to-Ground solution, it delivered 500 Mbps actual Ethernet throughput onboard Moscow Metro Line 11. The speed is capable of supporting a wide range of existing and future applications, said RADWIN.

The company has partnered with MaximaTelecom, a Russian technology company engaged in the development and commercialization of public wireless networks, Wi-Fi network operator in the Moscow Metro.

According to RADWIN, the constant growth in network traffic and the need to support multiple services and additional applications - such as HD streaming for passengers and CCTV onboard trains - necessitated a network upgrade. 

The Wi-Fi network deployed by MaximaTelecom and RADWIN in the Moscow Metro system has been operational for almost 3 years, providing Internet access to up to 2.5 million commuters daily, who generate traffic of up to 70 TeraBytes each day. The Wi-Fi network spans over 650 trains along 660 km of tracks and tunnels.

Mikhail Minkovskiy, CTO, MaximaTelecom
Moscow Metro is one of the largest and most complex underground communication networks in the world. Today, more than 80% of Moscow's citizens are using Wi-Fi onboard the metro and receiving continuous high-speed service thanks to RADWIN's high-performance robust solution.

Nir Hayzler, RADWIN's VP, Head of Strategic Industries Line of Business
Our new Train-to-Ground solution, which enables up to 500 Mbps user throughput, is based on 1Gbps air-rate capable technology, especially tailored to provide high, consistent performance in the challenging scenarios of fast moving trains and metros, above and underground.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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