NS wants from July faster wifi in the train via 4g




From July must wireless internet in the NS trains are faster. The intercity get around that time access to 4G connections from T-Mobile. Despite the fast 4G connection to the maximum speed of the connection will 150KB / s, said the NS.

WiFi in the train A spokesperson for NS confirmed the plans against the NIS. This month starts with the replacement of the network to connect via wifi 4g in the train run. Now there used 3G connections, which are also provided by T-Mobile. By July the upgrade to be completed and rail passengers access to faster wifi. The compound will have a limit of 150KB / s down, in order to prevent the network from being overloaded. The limit is blockage of data-intensive services such as YouTube are no longer necessary, says NS.

Probably not present a 4G connection on all routes. T-Mobile has no nationwide 4G network, such as this with the 1800MHz band used less easily than at lower frequencies. To remedy this problem will T-Mobile will soon roll out 4G at 900MHz. Competitors Vodafone and KPN already offer 4G at 800MHz. Furthermore, T-Mobile working to expand the coverage: the plan is to end this year to offer nationwide coverage on the 4G network.

NS had previously know soon want to switch to 4G for internet on the train. In recent times has spoken with several parties, including Vodafone. The upgrade to 4G is needed because the current 3G connection does not offer enough bandwidth to prevent overload. Incidentally remains wifi in the train also with the advent of 4G free.


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