Mr. Pham Van Son, General director of Saigon Railway Transport Ltd., said: “In order to increase the usability, enhance the quality of passenger service, from the end of 2014, the Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR), in collaboration with the Center for Information Technology Solutions and Viettel Telecom ICT research and implementation of solutions for installation wifi on trains. However, difficulties in technology. “
According to Nguyen Van Dung, deputy director of the Center for Information Technology Solutions and ICT telecom Viettel, this unit unforeseen technical obstacles and the time when the installation of equipment on the wagon.
“Due to many rail wagons materials should affect the stability of wifi. Moreover, the installation time depends on the wagon does not apply. So we spent a lot of time to test the model, testing the ship on the road and research, find the optimal solution, “Dung said.
The two sides have coordinated pilot equipment installed wifi on trains SE3/SE4 and they are developing installations for the remaining trains SE1/SE2, SE5/SE6 and SE7/SE8.
Mr. Vu Van Ba, Head of Project Center for ICT, said the handheld device like mobile phone, tablet, laptop …, passengers can easily access the internal network on train via free wifi to watch movies, listen to music, read books, play games or find tourist information (restaurants, hotels, local produce …) when linking to the webpage TouristOne. Entertainment content pages are preloaded data from the server and installed in carriages between trains.
Beside that, in the sleeping compartments, the Vision One screens was installed to broadcast entertainment programs such as drama, comedy … with the contents have been installed from the server. “Especially when going to some famous landmarks, the screen will introduce programs about the area,” Mr. Ba said.
Meeting Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, a passenger on train SE4, he cheerfully said: “It’s very interesting to be able to free on board entertainment via the intranet; fast, good connection. This is a huge step forward for the railway industry in providing facilities for passengers. However, the railway takes the form of information and advertising to passengers know and use. “
After stable operation, Vietnam Railways will continue to replicate the form of utility services on the other trains on the North-South route and vice versa.