BWCS is delighted to announce a major keynote speaker for this year’s Wi-Fi on Trains Conference, Train Communications Systems 2016 (London, 8 and 9 June). Gavin James, project sponsor of the Digital Railways Group in the Department for Transport and the man behind the government’s proposed £50 million investment in free on-train Wi-Fi in the UK, will report back on the consultation that he announced exclusively at last year’s Wi-Fi on Trains Conference.

"In a great speech last year, Gavin launched ‘a call to arms’ for the Wi-Fi on Trains sector and this year he will return to tell us the results of that consultation, as we look at how the industry may move forward," stated Graham Wilde CEO of BWCS.

"This event has long been at the forefront of moves to install and improve Wi-Fi services on trains, not just in the UK, but across the world and this year’s programme reflects that."

As ever, the conference is firmly focused on getting train operators to share their real-life stories of putting Wi-Fi onto their trains, fighting to keep the customers happy and struggling to add new services and increase bandwidth.

US train operator Amtrak will speak at the conference, giving the scoop on how its much-vaunted trackside network trials have developed. Indian Railways, the largest train company in the world, will relate its experiences of trying to get Wi-Fi onto trains and stations across its vast network and Deutsche Bahn will detail the revamping and relaunching of its Wi-Fi on trains services.

In addition, Transport for London will present plans for wireless connections on its Crossrail trains and overground and underground services. Other speakers from train operators in Russia, Argentina, Denmark, Spain, Italy and across the UK will be sharing their experiences and challenges at the two-day conference.

The conference will take place in London from 8-9 June. Places are extremely limited and the event is selling out fast. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The conference is being sponsored by Icomera (Gold), Nomad Digital (Silver), BAI Communications (Bronze), 21Net, (Cocktails), Teldat (Lunch) and Radwin (Lunch).

To reserve your place at Train Communications Systems 2016, please use the online order form at the Train Comms website or contact Ross Parsons at BWCS.

The brochure and full running order is available from the Train Comms website.