6 Mar 2014

Moscow Metro chooses RADWIN’s train-to-track solution to deliver WiFi to millions of passengers

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RADWIN, the global provider of broadband wireless solutions for trains and metros, today announced that the Moscow Metro - one of the most heavily used transit systems in the world - has deployed RADWIN’s FiberinMotion™ train-to-track wireless broadband solution. FiberinMotion enables Moscow Metro to deliver 90 Mbps per train across distances of up to 900 meters. This throughput is used to provide broadband Wi-Fi and paid advertising content to passengers onboard trains. Moscow Metro consists of 12 lines and 180 stations and runs a total length of 300 km/200 miles, transporting approximately 7 million people each day.

“We are proud that the Moscow Metro is deploying RADWIN’s FiberinMotion train-to-track solution across its lines,” stated Sharon Sher, RADWIN President and CEO. “To date, RADWIN’s FiberinMotion solution is operational in over 80 trains in the Moscow metro and supports daily traffic of upwards of 1 terabyte per line. FiberinMotion’s performance is unmatched by any other technology - 3G, LTE or Wi-Fi - while its implementation is straightforward and simple.”

RADWIN’s FiberinMotion solution provides wireless broadband connectivity to trains and metros with net guaranteed throughput of up to 100 Mbps and unmatched coverage of up to 1 Km/0.6 miles underground and 3 Km/2 miles above ground. The solution enables transit authorities to run multiple applications including high-speed Internet access, real-time CCTV transmission, passenger information systems (PIS) and communications-based train control (CBTC).

 

Metro systems present some of the harshest environments for wireless system transmission, with lines overlapping and irregular signal propagation caused by the narrow twisting tunnels. FiberinMotion incorporates RADWIN’s field-proven air-interface and innovative technologies to overcome connectivity challenges in the metro tunnels. Complying with strict railway standards, FiberinMotion delivers the optimal combination of high capacity, coverage and reliability for trains and metros.