Topic : wireless networks

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Icomera to equip Amtrak with Wi-Fi

Rail| June 8, 2016

The first Task Order focuses on 20 trainsets on the popular high-speed Acela Express route, which runs from Washington, D.C. to Boston via Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York.

Making trains safer through advanced communication networks

Security and Safety | April 4, 2016

Communications networks that railway operators have depended on for decades are quickly becoming obsolete and increasingily difficult to maintain and/or replace.

Rail| December 30, 2015

Chicago completes wireless installation on Blue, Red subway lines

The network upgrade, which began in early 2015, now provides millions of Chicago subway riders a faster mobile experience throughout their commutes. The design and installation of the system created approximately 50 jobs.

Rail| September 23, 2015

WMATA nears new tunnel cell service agreement

The project was supposed to have been completed three years ago, under a 2008 contract between WMATA and a consortium of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, however, officials said several obstacles prevented the companies from wiring the tunnels.

Management & Operations| September 1, 2015

VIA expands free Wi-Fi to entire fleet, facilities

VIA's expanded 4G LTE service, provided in partnership with Verizon and Cradlepoint, is an enhancement over the previous 3G wireless service available on express routes, the Primo route, and 11 transit centers. Now the improved and expanded service is available on all bus routes and VIA properties, and it will also be available on VIAtrans paratransit vans by November 1.

Management & Operations| August 20, 2015

San Antonio's VIA expanding wireless services

Beginning in September, the service will improve to 4G LTE and will be available on all VIA buses and properties.

Security and Safety | July 29, 2015

D.C. Metro working on deal with wireless carriers to end tunnel dead spots

The lack of cell phone coverage was exposed most recently after the Jan. 12 smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza when passengers aboard Yellow Line train No. 302 struggled to connect to 911 as smoke filled the railcars just a few hundred feet south of the station platform.

Rail| February 5, 2015

Deal to bring wireless network to Chicago subway reached

T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have collectively agreed to fund the entire upgrade related to the design and construction of a next-generation Distributed Antenna System capable of supporting the latest 4G wireless networks and mobile devices on the Chicago Transit Authority's system.

Rail| April 25, 2013

30 MTA subway stations to offer wireless service

Allows users to make and receive cell phone calls, send text messages, stream music and play online mobile games. It also enables security services such as E911 that allow dispatchers to know when a call is being placed from an underground platform and the forthcoming Help Point Intercom system.
Rail| July 18, 2011

Santa Clara, Calif. transit offering 4G wireless connectivity

Light rail vehicles are equipped with a mobile router delivering wireless Internet connectivity over the 4G network, supporting significantly higher speeds. The system also is capable of delivering advertising, conducting passenger surveys and collecting usage statistics.
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