Rome’s underground railway network to get mobile phone coverage by the end of the year

Rome's underground railway network to get mobile phone coverage by the end of the year

It’s a new (and logical) trend in the world to allow folks commuting to use the underground railway system to access mobile network(s). The capital of Italy doesn’t want to be an exception and has decided to offer its customers the ability to talk, text and access Internet services while taking a ride.

CommScope got the contract from a consortium of the country’s four mobile networks (Telecom Italia, Vodafone, WIND and H3G) to make this happen. It’s a three-phase project that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

According to the company’s sales director at Wireless Innovations, Samuel Buttarelli – multi-operator, multi-frequency band, and multi-technology standard are common scenarios when working on train projects such as these. “Despite the complexities of providing wireless coverage in moving trains, narrow tunnels and enclosed stations, CommScope expects to quickly implement a successful solution with minimal impact on the existing infrastructure — resulting in greater passenger satisfaction and more loyalty to our operator customers,” he added.

Finally it’s important to add that CommScope has previously completed similar projects for Turin and Milan metro systems.

[Via: CellularNews]

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