South Western Rail Network to implement ‘5G-rail’
The South Western rail network has taken into consideration ways to get people back to connect through, offering ‘rail 5G.’ This is a unique opportunity giving customers the best experience as possible as well; as improving connectivity for rail infrastructure.
Rail-5G is designed to work on existing infrastructure with future deployments to be self-powered through solar and wind energy, they have the ambition of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral communications system by 2025. Rail-5G is an environmentally friendly service that requires a fraction of the power of mobile 4G or 5G however, communicates data 100 times faster than mobile 4G.
“Unlike mobile systems, rail-5G benefits from being designed by railway experts specifically for the railways. The increased bandwidth will, for the first time, provide a significantly improved customer experience for passengers who will now be able to use high-definition video streaming, access office applications, participate in 3D gaming and browse at high speeds, just as they would at home – even when their train is in a tunnel.” (Simon Holmes, 2021)