Shalom Life | April 26, 2014

Israeli Wi-Fi Powers Russian Subways

Passengers aboard subways in in Moscow enjoy Wi-Fi courtesy of Israeli communications provider, Radwin

By: Daniel Koren

Published: April 22nd, 2014 in Business » World

True tech aficionados will tell you that, regardless of what the consensus may tell you, we are behind on the times.

Yes, many, if not all, of the hightech trends are made here in the Western hemisphere; we are the deciders of what new app will be hot, what device to use, and what smartphone takes the best selfies.

But then again, while we do have Silicon Valley, our technological prowess only scratches the surface of what's taking place say in China or Japan.

And even Russia?

That's right, while here in Toronto, having Wi-Fi in the subways, to once and for all eliminate those cold 25 minutes without access to the online world (I literally get shivers when it's longer than half an hour), is just a dream, over in Moscow it's a reality.

All thanks to an Israeli communications company called Radwin.

Over seven million people use Moscow's subway system every day, all of which can surf their gadgets and smartphones as they please thanks to the handy service hailing from Israel.

The subway system in Moscow is currently one of the most crowded on earth, with 12 subway lines, 180 stations, and 300 kilometers of railway lines. Radwin provides the Moscow subway line with a wireless communications infrastructure system, allowing them to transmit audio, data and video.

This allows for ample internet surfacing, broadcasting commercials on subways, PSA's, and more. The Radwin-enabled wireless communications server also is beneficial in terms of security.

Boy, are we behind. Bring some of that stuff over here, please. Yala.

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