HUBER+SUHNER to Provide Next Gen Wi-Fi Services on TGV Trains

HUBER+SUHNER and ENGIE INEO have signed a framework agreement to equip 140 Train à Grande Vitesse (TGV) trains with next gen Wi-Fi services. Until 2018, HUBER+SUHNER will supply all required passive components for the world’s first broadband passenger Wi-Fi network on high-speed trains with ENGIE INEO speeds of up to 300km/h. The contract also includes an option to equip another 160 trains in 2017-2018.

HUBER+SUHNER will provide all of the required passive components for broadband passenger Wi-Fi on the TGV fleet.  The components needed for the communication networks will be delivered as separate kits for each train. The kits will include RADOX® Fiber Optic Q-ODC Assemblies, preassembled RADOX® Radio Frequency Cables, SENCITY® Antennas, RADOX® Railcat CAT7 data-bus cables and RADOX® Power Cables. Also at the request of the rail company SNCF, the products comply with the EN 45545-2 standard for fire safety, EN 50121 for electrical safety and EN 61373, which impose strict requirements for vibration and impact resistance.

The first commercial journey of the modernized TGV trains took place in December 2016. This was the first time passengers were able to use a broadband Wi-Fi network in a train at speeds of up to 300 km/h.