The future of public transport is digital, with both passengers and transport operators having growing expectations for the Internet connectivity available on vehicles. Passengers demand constant connections when they are on board, and transport operators want real-time operational data from vehicles.
The steady increase in data demand during what has been dubbed “the Streaming Era” has also brought forth several challenges that transport operators need to address and overcome, to avoid providing an onboard experience that is unpredictable, unfair, or generally unreliable.
As Internet connectivity on public transport vehicles is largely delivered through the use of cellular networks, the latest generation of these (5G) has become an important and timely topic of conversation throughout the industry.
Icomera has written its latest brochure, ‘Designing for 5G: Meeting Public Transport’s Internet Connectivity Challenges with the Future in Mind’ to deliver market-leading insight and guidance on the following areas:
- How data usage and demand has been shaped by the evolution of cellular technology
- The challenges of utilising cellular technology for public transport applications
- What 5G is and the extent to which it will be useful for public transport operators
- The distinction between cellular coverage and capacity
- How transport operators can take advantage of the data capacity that 5G brings
As pioneers of wireless technology for public transport, Icomera has been advising public transport operators on their onboard connectivity strategies for the last 20 years and is working alongside the global 5G rollout to provide transport operators with the best possible connectivity.