Global Wireless Leader Installs First High-Speed Commuter System
WiFi Rail, Inc. is the world's leading service provider of high-speed mobile Internet connectivity to mass transit environments. They wanted to design, build, operate, and maintain a wireless network to provide continuous connectivity for rail-line commuters, with access to the Internet, email, VoIP, and online entertainment and provide enough capacity and reliability to support bandwidth-intensive applications at high travel speeds. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. Cisco's unified wireless network provides connectivity to Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains, platforms, stations, underground rail sections, surrounding areas, and parking lots and provides communication to local APs for commuter devices, and backhaul traffic to a fiber optic backbone network. This resulted in continuous high-speed connectivity and high throughput and maximum reliability.