BWCS is delighted to announce a major keynote speaker for this year’s Wi-Fi on Trains Conference, Train Communications Systems 2016 (London, 8 and 9 June), which is being sponsored by Icomera.
Gavin James, project sponsor of the Digital Railways Group in the Department for Transport and the man behind the government’s proposed £50 million investment in free on-train Wi-Fi in the UK, will report back on the consultation that he announced exclusively at last year’s Wi-Fi on Trains Conference.
“In a great speech last year, Gavin launched ‘a call to arms’ for the Wi-Fi on Trains sector and this year he will return to tell us the results of that consultation, as we look at how the industry may move forward,” stated Graham Wilde CEO of BWCS.
“This event has long been at the forefront of moves to install and improve Wi-Fi services on trains, not just in the UK, but across the world, and this year’s programme reflects that.”
As ever, the conference is firmly focused on getting train operators to share their real-life stories of putting Wi-Fi onto their trains, fighting to keep the customers happy and struggling to add new services and increase bandwidth.
US train operator Amtrak will speak at the conference along with Indian Railways and Deutsche Bahn. Transport for London will present plans for wireless connections on its Crossrail trains and overground and underground services. Other speakers from train operators in Russia, Argentina, Denmark, Spain, Italy and across the UK will be sharing their experiences and challenges at the two-day conference.
The conference will take place in London on the 8th and 9th of June. Places are extremely limited and the event is selling out fast. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.