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Boosting Transportation Operations with Private 5G
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CONNECTIVITY TRENDS IN PUBLIC TRANSIT
Digital transformation in public transportation is rapidly advancing. Forward-looking transportation authorities are implementing new technologies to meet the pace and expectations of passengers and staff alike.
IoT technologies are modernizing public transit infrastructure. Integrated solutions include evolving technologies like Wi-Fi 6 with established solutions like 4G and LTE. Designed and built correctly, the new technologies can work seamlessly alongside traditional neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi.
Additional trends include IoT applications and Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS). IoT applications intelligently connect vehicles with transit operations, improving traffic management, tracking equipment maintenance needs, enhancing public safety, expediting passenger ticketing, and more.
MaaS is an integrated transportation solution that allows users to access a multitude of transit options. Adopting MaaS can increase the appeal of public transit to potential riders.
PRIVATE 5G FOR TRANSPORTATION
Private wireless networks use software to define and enforce access controls, monitor the network, and determine the quality of service.
BENEFITS OF 5G TECHNOLOGIES FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT
5G technologies provide many benefits for public transit.
5G Improves Passenger Connectivity
With 5G, public transit passengers can stream videos, browse the internet, maintain connectivity throughout their journey, and enjoy a more favorable experience. People have many transportation options. Reliable, fast, secure 5G wireless connectivity supports attractive passenger amenities and makes public transportation a desirable choice.
5G Improves Public Transit Safety
5G solutions can power high-resolution security cameras through public transit systems so that video footage can be monitored in real time. 5G can also help improve communication between transit operators and first responders. For government entities and transit agencies, the 5G powered safety improvements can help reduce complexity and risk.
5G Supports Planning Operations
Through 5G technologies, cities and transit agencies are revolutionizing the planning process and operations. 5G enables real-time monitoring of public transport vehicles, transit infrastructure, and rider volumes. These improvements help efficiently distribute resources, enhance the quality of service, and reduce traffic congestion.
For public transit operations, private cellular networks enable exceptional security, reliability, and connectivity. The dedicated bandwidth ensures that data stays within the hosting entity so that mission-critical systems are consistently up and running.
IMPLEMENTING PRIVATE 5G FOR TRANSIT
Implementing a private wireless network for transit requires collaboration with government entities, transit agencies, and many other stakeholders. The best way to implement a private wireless network for transit is to partner with a trusted, experienced industry leader that offers a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) model in order to reduce this complexity.
HOW BOINGO CAN HELP BRING 5G TO YOUR TRANSIT SYSTEM
Configured for interoperability, unified management and install ease, Boingo private networks can be implemented with 5G, LTE, CBRS, Wi-Fi 6, multi-access edge computing (MEC) and work seamlessly alongside neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi.
Boingo is the largest operator of airport Wi-Fi and DAS networks in the United States. From airports to train and bus terminals, Boingo helps over 1 billion travelers annually stay connected. Contact Boingo to bring 5G to your transit system.