Rajant Provides Seamless Video Over Wi-Fi A First for the Istanbul Metro

December 6th, 2023

Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh wireless networks and global distribution partner AIRadio, has solved the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM)’s Metro M8 line connectivity challenge, making reliable Wi-Fi available to all commuters.

Using Rajant Kinetic Mesh wireless radio nodes, known as Hawk BreadCrumbs®, all M8 passengers can access 300Mbps of uninterrupted internet while traveling at high speeds underground. IMM debuted the Rajant-enabled Wi-Fi commuter service on August 17, 2023, the 24th anniversary of the August 17, 1999, earthquake. 

Make the commuter travel experience more contemporary and comfortable

Now, the M8 metro line’s 40,000+ daily passengers have the convenience and peace-of-mind access to the internet as they rapidly travel underground. A first ever real-time video conference between Turkey, Kazakhstan, and South Africa was captured using Google Meet.” 

Wath the video below!

Seamless internet access for passengers with on-train average speeds of nearly 300Mbps

Rajant Sales Director in Eastern Europe/Central Asia Marcin Kusztal concluded, “Rajant Kinetic Mesh BreadCrumb wireless nodes have seen extensive deployments supporting high-mobility applications for underground and tunnel environments. In the case of the Istanbul Metro, AIRadio installed Hawk BreadCrumbs in combination with Rajant RCP tunnel antennas and SlipStream XG for both trackside and on-train deployment, which exceeded the required average throughput per customer, per train.”