Moscow Metro launch cellular trains via Wi-Fi




Competition for the creation of a new cellular infrastructure in the Moscow metro, which will then use all the mobile operators may be announced before the end of the year. The period of construction can be used special technology that provides for the transmission of the signal through the cell network Wi-Fi.


According to Tass, the process of building new infrastructure “radiating cable” throughout the subway network will take 3-4 years.

“We were shown a device that is installed in the car, so the phone works through a network of Wi-Fi. This exciting technology may allow a cellular communications on the train to the 3-4 years until the launch of the new infrastructure, “- he said.

According to him, the technology has already been tested by the company together with the “MegaFon”, “technology works.” “If operators are interested in, we will try to maintain. Of course, we would like to work in the underground not only the Internet, but also voice, “- said Liksutov.

“It is just an idea, cellular companies must decide whether it likes it or not like it. We are not here are a driver, but again there is such an idea, even if it will consider those who are professionally engaged in this, “- said Liksutov.

According voiced parameters of competition on the infrastructure of cellular communication in the subway tunnels, the winner will build networks 2G, 3G and 4G in all pavilions and spans the metro and will provide the infrastructure for lease to other companies. According to the Department of Information Technology, Government of Moscow (DIT), only 10% of tunnels and 80% of the stations of the cellular communication.

It should be noted that in October orange Kaluzhsko-Riga branch was the seventh in the subway, where Company now Wi-Fi. In order to use the free internet, the Moscow metro passengers need to register only once.

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