01 Nov '14, 6pm

Improving & Increasing Mass Transit With Wi-Fi

Having network access when stuck on a train is certainly handy. I don’t know about wi-fi in particular, but the train and subway companies here in Osaka have certainly focused in the last year or two on ensuring that 3G/LTE coverage is available on moving trains. It’s nice to finally be able to send an email without waiting for the train to reach the next stop and finally get a signal again. It’s interesting to note that Japan lags far behind most other countries in public wi-fi coverage, ironically because they had such an early head start in net-enabled phones to begin with. Most users even now still just sign up for the high-to-unlimited data packages offered by their providers, and so there’s not that much actual demand for wi-fi when on the move. Things are slowly starting to change due to the much larger data demands of smartphones, but it’s going to take quite a whi...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/11/01/improving-increasing-...

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