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Thalys service from Paris to Brussels had 4 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up via satellite: The European train operator in conjunction with 21Net, Siemens, and Garderos pulled off these speeds at 300 km/h. The pilot project runs for three months on a single train, but Thalys says they’ll equip all 28 trains with this service if the pilot is successful. Each passenger receives their login information when they get a seat assignment, which is a clever way to promote the service.
I’ve traveled the rails in Europe and know that it’s a no-no to talk on your cell phone in the train cars—at least en première classe. Will VoIP over broadband undermine the social order?
Posted by Glennf at April 26, 2005 5:37 PM
Categories: trains, planes, and automobiles
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