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Freight rail plays a critical role in the global supply chain, transporting large volumes of goods over long distances. Yet, recently freight rail has been losing market share to truck fleets, which are seen as an easier, more transparent mode of transportation due to GPS tracking and last-mile capabilities. In fact, freight rail’s market share decreased from 51 percent in 2011 to 37 percent in 2021.
Now, high-throughput satellite (HTS) connectivity is enabling a suite of digital transformation applications in the rail industry, powering data-heavy solutions that improve safety, increase transparency, and optimize operations. These solutions, along with a push to improve environmental impacts, are giving rail a boost in the market.
By using satellite connectivity, rail operators and service providers can maintain connectivity even when constantly moving in and out of areas with limited network coverage. Download this whitepaper to learn more!