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.