Moscow metro switches to fast and stable next-generation Wi-Fi

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The Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development spoke about a new project that will certainly delight the passengers of the Moscow metro.

Moscow metro switches to fast and stable next-generation Wi-Fi

In 2021, the metro began testing a new generation of wireless networks – Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). The technological partner, MaximaTelecom, is currently testing the technology in the carriages of 10 Moskva trains on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line.

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Test coverage will expand over time. Based on the results of the pilot project, MaximaTelecom plans to upgrade the equipment in metro trains.

The press service of the Department of Transport explains:

The main reason is connection stability and high speed. Wi-Fi 6 works much more stable with a large number of subscribers simultaneously connected to the network. This property is important for Wi-Fi in the metro, where many passengers connect to the same hotspot in the train. This improves network availability and performance during peak hours. Peak speeds on subway cars with Wi-Fi 6 can exceed 250 Mbps. This will allow you to download 1 GB of traffic in just 35 seconds! ”

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For users, the authorization procedure in the MT_FREE network will not differ. If the smartphone supports Wi-Fi 6, then it will automatically connect to the required network standard. Wi-Fi 6 is compatible with most flagship smartphones from Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus and so on.

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