A metro corporation in Asia has been using Peplink’s MAX Transit Duo for several years now to provide commuters with public transport connectivity. They transport 300 000 passengers monthly, with a majority of commuters utilizing the free public transport Wi-Fi.
With a new light rail transit line opening in the coming year under the metro corporation, they were looking for an appropriate connectivity solution. Since the light rail is expected to carry less passengers and travel above ground, the solution did not need redundancy, but generally fast speeds.
The metro company reached out to the Peplink partner who helped them with their previous deployment. Using the InControl 2’s reporting system, they were able to check the estimated number of Wi-Fi users and data usage per month. They then devised the estimated numbers for the light rail line.
They offered to deploy MAX BR1 Pro 5Gs to the light rail’s trains and stations to utilize a single 5G connection for passenger Wi-Fi. Similar to their previous deployment, the devices will be configured with InControl 2 and will be used for public transport Wi-Fi, CCTV feeds, and GPS fleet tracking.
The metro corporation initially raised concerns regarding using 5G as a single WAN connection. However, the Peplink partner was able to address the underlying worries of coverage and throughput. They started working with a Peplink long-term carrier partner in the area to improve 5G signals along the light rail line.
After a few tests, the MAX BR1 Pro 5G was able to deliver average download speeds of 730 Mbps, while peaking at 835 Mbps. Additionally, the upload speeds averaged at 168 Mbps and peaked at 180 Mbps. Seeing that this was almost four times faster than the speeds delivered by the Transit Duo, the metro corporation was confident in this deployment.
- Deployed to the metro corporation’s light rail trains and stations
- Delivers fast speeds for commuter Wi-Fi
- Managed and monitored through InControl 2