Ofcom Introduces Spectrum Licence Type for Broadband Wireless Access on Trains

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Knowing About, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. A new type of spectrum licence enabling broadband access on trains, via
    a satellite link, has been made available by UK communications industry
    regulator Ofcom.

    Wi-Fi access is offered by some train operators already, provided
    through a number of terminals situated along train tracks.
    The new licence type will enable companies to install 'satellite
    earth stations' on trains in order to provide a broadband service by
    satellite. Hotspots on trains would enable services to be delivered
    from an on-board transmitter, straight to laptop computers or handheld
    devices, allowing customers to download content and possibly use VoIP.

    The spectrum licences, which are for use of the 14-14.25GHz band, may
    allow train operators to introduce more reliable, faster mobile
    broadband connections for customers.

    Ofcom is making the licence available on demand, under its rules for
    licensing. Trials and testing of the products have been conducted in
    various countries in Europe and more are expected.

    For more information : www.knowingabout.com
    Knowing About, Sep 18, 2006
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