WiMax Hits the High-Speed Rail in Taiwan

VeeTIME aiming to offer onboard connectivity from early 2012 with help of Nokia Siemens Networks

September 7, 2011

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Passengers travelling on Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR*) will enjoy always-on wireless broadband from early 2012. VeeTIME Corp., a quadruple-play operator, is working with the Taiwanese Government to offer onboard connectivity enabled by its existing WiMAX system provided by Nokia Siemens Networks. Passengers will be able to connect via WiFi, or directly to the network if they have a compatible WiMAX device. It will be the first time that WiMAX has been used to support broadband access for passengers on a high speed rail service.

The High Speed Rail application will allow passengers to enjoy either WiMAX or WiFi connectivity through VeeTIME’s WiMAX equipment. Nokia Siemens Networks will customize this system to accommodate the needs of high-speed rail, enabling uninterrupted onboard connectivity, even at speeds as high as 285 kilometer per hour. Under the contract, Nokia Siemens Networks will also provide services including network implementation, optimization and a full set of hardware and software maintenance services, to enable a fast rollout.

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