DSB has issued a tender for advanced Wi-Fi equipment
Posted: 25 May 2017 | | No comments yet
Danish State Railways (DSB) has issued a tender for better Wi-Fi equipment for its trains to better utilise its passengers’ travel time.
Although DSB says its customers are very satisfied with the Wi-Fi the operator currently runs on its trains, there are problems in achieving satisfactory coverage on trains in several areas of the country.
To combat this, DSB is looking to improve its internet and mobile coverage on trains to make it contemporary and meet customer needs so passengers are able to utilise their travel time efficiently.
Measures to do this include installing repeaters on its train to boost signal and expanding the Danish rail mast network along the lineside.
DSB also aims to adjust Wi-Fi capacity to specific passengers’ needs – for example, it plans to offer a different Wi-Fi capacity for passengers who are emailing rather than streaming – so customers have the opportunity to work effectively on the train.
“Our goal is that customers will be able to change the travel time to working,” said Aske Wieth-Knudsen, head of DSB Product .
The next generation of Wi-Fi to be installed on DSB trains is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.