Radwin completes Moscow Wi-Fi deployment on metro trains

Radwin has completed its onboard Wi-Fi deployment for the Moscow Metro--one that it describes as the largest of its kind in the world.

Systems integrator and service provider MaximaTelecom chose Radwin's FiberinMotion train-to-ground solution to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi services onboard Moscow Metro.

According to Radwin's press release, Moscow Metro is the world's busiest by daily ridership, serving more than 9 million passengers daily. The Wi-Fi services are provided onboard 650 trains and 5,000 cars along 600 kilometers/400 miles of tracks.

Radwin's train-to-ground solution is designed to deliver 90 Mbps per train. (Image source: Radwin)

Moscow Metro passengers are downloading more than 45 Terabytes per day, according to MaximaTelecom. The train-to-ground solution delivers 90 Mbps per train. Handovers are less than 50 milliseconds.

The entire project was completed in 14 months.

Of course, providing broadband Wi-Fi onboard trains and metros poses unique challenges. 

Radwin's solution was designed to work with tunnel curves and reflective surfaces, as well as preventing interference with neighboring systems.

"Our FiberinMotion solution is in various stages of deployments worldwide, and we have also concluded successful trials with leading public transport operators in North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe," said Nir Hayzler, vice president of marketing at Radwin, in the release.

Separately, the Tel Aviv-based Radwin announced the launch of its 5000 JET point-to-multipoint solution. The company says the JET platform delivers the highest capacity and longest range than any other point-to-multipoint system.

The JET antenna's Smart Beamforming mechanism delivers a point-to-point experience with the economics of a point-to-multipoint solution, canceling radio interference and enabling operation in the most heavily congested unlicensed bands and in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) conditions, the company said. It operates in unlicensed 5.x GHz bands in dense urban areas, as well as enabling legacy WiMAX operators to maximize the use of scarce 3.x GHz licensed spectrum.

For more:
- see this press release
- and this release

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