Internet Onboard: Technical Analysis

  • Hassan Ghannoum
  • David Sanz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7865)


This paper gives an overview of wireless technologies solutions that could be used in order to deliver onboard Internet Access Service to train passengers, high speed trains included. These solutions include satellite and terrestrial technologies. The paper discusses the different solutions and presents their advantages, drawbacks and their constraints of implementation as well. Finally, some conclusions and perspectives of future research and development challenges are given.


Internet Access Service satellite technologies cellular technologies train-to-trackside communications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hassan Ghannoum
    • 1
  • David Sanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Innovation & Research DepartmentSNCFParisFrance

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