Polish rail operator PKP Intercity and T-Mobile have signed a contract to provide Wi-Fi and multimedia services for passengers with an assurance to update 10% of media content every month.
T-Mobile Poland has selected Nomad Digital to provide wireless technology and installation for Wi-Fi and multimedia services.
PKP Intercity customers will have access to Wi-Fi, 40 movies, 15 TV series, 10 cartoons and games on the train that can be accessed through laptops, tablets or smartphones.
Train cars will also be equipped with modems, and internal and external antennas, with all the equipment and installation provided by T-Mobile Polska and Nomad Digital.
T-Mobile Polska CEO Miroslav Rakowski said: "We have the appropriate network and capacities to implement this project to the highest standard."
Wi-Fi access will be provided within 90 days of launching the installation in the first 30 train cars. In total, T-Mobile Polska will provide access to the services in 300 passenger cars, which will include trains operating on popular domestic and international routes.
The Wi-Fi deployment is claimed to be one of the biggest on passenger trains in Eastern Europe.
Nomad Digital EMEAI general manager Jean-Philippe Tissot said: "Nomad is proud to be playing a part in offering PKP Intercity passengers the latest in wireless technology and multimedia entertainment, as well as working towards creating one of the largest and most innovative examples of wireless technology for transport in Eastern Europe."
Image: PKP Intercity passengers will have access to Wi-Fi on the train. Photo: courtesy of Nomad Digital.