My colleagues recently returned from the Middle East
and Africa’s largest technology event attended by more than 100,000 guests from
100-plus countries. They had the chance
to see Sir Tim Berners Lee, the British engineer and scientist who is best known
as the inventor of the World Wide Web, announce a new start up meant to
decentralize the Internet and restore power to the people in regard to their
personal data. I personally find it
energizing to know the world’s greatest living genius continues to turn the wheels of innovation 28 years
after launching the modern Internet.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's Douglas Rankin explains why the transportation industry is well placed to invest in connectivity in the right areas.
This news sums up one of the big themes at the show,
that technology offers no value to us unless it creates experiences to augment
the well-being of individuals and the larger society. It’s really about empowering people and improving
our lives in ways never imagined.
And I’m not just talking about flying taxis and a
robot police force. Something a bit more
relatable and closer to my heart – and probably a high percentage of my fellow
Europeans – public transportation.
Mobile coverage will put rail operators on the right track
read countless reports and industry research discussing the critical role of
superfast broadband as a business enabler - and we absolutely agree that it’s a
necessity for any organisation committed to delivering a first-class service.
From offering the ability to transfer documents and communications at lightning
speed to real-time data analysis, fibre-optic superfast broadband has changed
the game for businesses across the globe.
Yet, despite this, I still find it challenging to
access the Internet or make calls consistently while I’m taking the
train home to my beloved Scotland. The provision of mobile
connectivity should be a baseline requirement as we look to
the digital future of transportation and providing that seamless end
to end journey experience, a must in today’s world.
news it is possible. CommScope has been
involved in innovative projects across Europe,
including the world’s longest rail tunnel which runs underground for 57 kilometers,
with trains traveling at 250 kilometers per hour.
In Germany and Italy, manufacturers are
building new trains with on-board wireless systems already equipped, while
mobile operators invest in track-side infrastructure. And in the Nordics,
the Öresund train service, a rail link between Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmo
in Sweden, offers its passengers consistent and reliable mobile coverage,
despite being run in co-operation with seven different train providers across
the two countries.
the available network from the track side into the train is probably the
biggest challenge faced by operators when looking to provide seamless mobile
coverage to rail passengers.
The digital economy depends upon
‘always available’ fast and timely mobile connectivity. Users desire it and
transportation companies must deliver this service and go beyond being a
provider. To truly innovate, they must harness the power of digital mobile
think the transport industry is well placed to invest in the right areas if we
work together. You are invited to register for one or more of CommScope’s
new three-part webinar series devoted to exploring the specific issues facing
communications networks in transportation applications.
Sign up here http://ow.ly/TCcI30mcoYN.