“The demand for higher data rates shows no sign of slowing down as passengers expect to be able to access the same types of media and information services on a train as they are used to in their homes or offices. Rail connectivity solutions need to do far more than just move a large volume of data. End to end security, data integrity and reliability is becoming more and more important as connectivity is used to deliver far more than passenger internet traffic. As connectivity is used to deliver more real-time services, the latency of the connection (the amount of time it takes a message to be sent and to get a response) becomes as important as the volume of data that can be carried. Applications such as high-quality video conferencing and immersive virtual reality require low latency connections to work well. Connectivity which approaches the same quality as fibre broadband brings cloud delivered services onboard the train. When it comes to what lies ahead, the future offers as many opportunities as the internet can deliver, which as we have seen so far… is pretty much only limited by our imaginations!”
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