Global demand for WiFi on trains

Friday, 18 May, 2007


Train operators and service providers from all over the world will meet in London to discuss progress in providing passengers and rail staff with on-board internet connections.

Train Communications Systems 2007, organised by technology consultancy BWCS, will focus on the means and the benefits of supplying broadband signals to trains. The conference will examine the ways that new technologies are altering on-board communications systems.

One of the major themes of this year's conference will be the uses that operators can make of on-board train access to assist in security, safety and reducing staff costs. Delegates will discuss issues such as on-board CCTV being wirelessly relayed from train to trackside and wireless ticketing services.

The speakers will provide first hand accounts of the problems and pitfalls that can befall operators and explain how these can successfully be avoided and overcome. The proponents of all the main wireless access technologies will debate their strategies and solutions as well as discuss the future development of the industry.

Among those presenting at Train Communications Systems 2007 will be: Virgin Trains, Capitol Corridors Joint Power Authority (US Train Operator), VIA Rail (Canada), Swiss Rail, NSB (Norwegian Rail), GNER, Nokia Siemens Networks, Lloyd's Register Rail, NS Trains, Icomera, Nomad Digital and T-Systems.

Over two days, a combination of interactive workshops, panel sessions, presentations and networking sessions will explore the commercial and technical issues arising from the deployment of train WiFi around the world as well as other newer applications developed as wireless broadband on trains becomes a reality.

Train Communications Systems 2007 will be held in central London on the 6-7 June 2007. For further information, visit www.TrainComms2007.com.

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