Having public Wi-Fi leaves a good impression on visitors in locations such as restaurants, shopping malls, government buildings, public parks and more; however, both public and private sectors are hesitant to provide Wi-Fi services in public transportation, subway stations and logistical vehicles. The challenge is network devices deployed in a fast-moving environment are difficult to maintain a stable connection, the client devices connected to the network devices are even less stable and needs to re-establish connection frequently, making it an ineffective internet hotspot service.
In recent years, the rapid increase in internet bandwidth demand has led internet service providers to heavily invest in network infrastructure within the city, leading to an improved cellular reception in bus and train routes even under high-speed motion environments. Currently, most public transports in developed countries and cities are offering reliable Wi-Fi hotspot connections within city limits.
Our partner, a mobile virtual network operator company in Mexico, is looking to deploy cellular network devices to public transport vehicles. The device should have the following requirements:
The objective of the deployment is to offer public Wi-Fi services to passengers with minimal to none network outages even in tunnels, highways, and high-density urban areas. The device must be able to support more than 30 client devices at 2.5 Mbps per device and a total download bandwidth of over 80 Mbps.
Our partner’s selected public transport uses an external cloud storage for their dash cam footage. The network device must support real-time streaming to ensure file integrity and secured storage during unexpected incidents.
The network device must also support GPS tracking, providing location updates in a 30 second interval. The data will be uploaded to the end user’s cloud server and used in a third-party smartphone application to provide data on estimated arrival time.
The summer of Mexico has an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius (83° Fahrenheit). Although air conditioners in the vehicles are always in operation during public service, the network device must be able to tolerate high heat under considerably higher temperatures.