The Delhi Metro is going to get high-speed broadband internet, free for its 2.75 million passengers in the second-half of this year.
Techno Sat Comm and PING Network are the providers of video network, who have struck a 10-year agreement with the Delhi Metro.
The Delhi Metro passengers, across the NCR region, will be able to access high speed broadband by logging onto the internet via a dedicated App. This App will also display the location, approach and destination stations on a real-time basis and help navigate between different lines.
Techno Sat Comm, uses the T-Track 2.0 Wave 2 Solution, which is also used on rail networks like the Thalys, SNCF and NTV in Europe, to deliver broadband internet. The company runs India’s first Wi-Fi on train service on the Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express. The WiFi service given to the metro will ensure a 50 Mbps minimum speed to passengers’ devices while the maximum speed could go up to 1.6 Gbps as per Wave 2 standards.
“We have adapted the technology to India keeping in mind adverse weather conditions including heat, dust, heavy rains, vibration of trains and large passenger loads. We look forward to deliver a great passenger Wi-Fi and Multimedia experience to fulfill DMRC’s vision to enhance passenger experience and delight,” said Nirav Dave of Techno Sat Comm.
Ping will be building the front-end customer interface as well as the content pipe. The company’s network already comprises of channels like the popular India Food Network and BOOM and averages 350 million views a month.