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Spain’s High-Speed Trains Get Connected with Gilat Satellite Broadband

By | November 11, 2016
      Spain’s Renfe high-speed train will be equipped with Gilat satellite internet. Photo: Wikimedia

      Spain’s Renfe high-speed train will be equipped with Gilat satellite internet. Photo: Wikimedia

      [Via Satellite 10-11-2016] Renfe Operadora (Renfe), Spain’s state-owned railway company, has chosen Gilat Satellite Networks’ satellite on-the-move technology to provide broadband internet on high-speed trains throughout the country.

      Renfe is currently engaged in a major transformation and modernization project including an overhaul of its Information and Communications (ICT) technology systems. A key factor of the ICT overhaul is the provision of reliable and consistent broadband connectivity for internet usage on its fleet of high-speed trains.

      The project consists of nearly 100 trains, all of Renfe Automotrice Grande Vitesse (AGV) high-speed train fleet. Gilat’s is now implementing its broadband connectivity for trains, with initial deployment planned for this quarter.