UK rail passengers long wait for £1.9bn mobile broadband
1 October 2013 • Author: Coverdale Barclay
Network Rail has announced it is spending £1.9bn to upgrading its telecoms infrastructure and roll out “high-speed mobile broadband” across the busiest parts of Britain’s rail network.
By 2019, 70% of train passengers should have access to the faster technology, leaving rail users and business travellers who rely on the backbone of Britain’s transport network to struggle with inadequate mobile broadband for the next six years.
Mobile Data and broadband expert Nigel Bramwell, CEO of Voiamo, the company behind MobiData, can explain how rail travellers will need a practical solution to this broadband issue and can show how passengers can stay fully connected to their smartphone, laptop or tablet and beat the broadband block when on the train.
Nigel Bramwell, CEO of MobiData, says: “For anyone who wants to get their gigabytes on the go and stay connected to their digital life while using the rail network it can be frustrating when you’re sharing a dial-up connection with 100 people.”
“Rail use in the UK has doubled in the last decade and while we wait for this much needed upgrade, passengers demanding mobile broadband services need a new way of bridging their personal data gap on the railways.”