Buzzlines trials 4G on coach service

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Andy Callingham, Product Development Manager at Buzzlines, enjoys the new 4G coverage on board the Folkestone to London commuter service Buzzlines trials 4G on coach service

Kent-based Buzzlines has installed super-fast 4G technology on its Folkestone to London commuter coach.

The service uses Icomera’s M220 device, part of the M series which is on sale in 26 countries. Current deployments of Icomera products can also be upgraded to support 4G.

The state-of-the-art system provides passengers with the highest quality wireless coverage available throughout the duration of their journey. The investment came days after the Government’s 4G mobile auction, which saw a number of telecommunications operators bid for 4G coverage contracts. Vodafone, Three, 02 and EE all purchased rights, paving the way for the wider rollout of 4G services. Buzzlines is looking to add 4G connectivity to more of its coaches in line with the expansion of the 4G network.

Nigel Busbridge, Operations Director at Buzzlines, said: “By installing 4G on the Folkestone to London service we are now enabling passengers to be as productive on board as they wish.”

For more information on Buzzlines visit www. buzzlinestravel.co.uk