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Move to improve Internet and mobile on trains. Government encouraged to look at possibilities. Mobile phones and laptops are common sights when travelling by air; both mobile operators and airports offer easy ways for passengers to keep in touch. But what of the coverage and possibilities when you travel by train, especially bearing in mind all of the tunnels? According to the Norwegian News Agency (NTB), the Norwegian parliament’s Transport and Communications Committee have now asked the government to look at ways of offering better options than exist at present. When the issue was last discussed in 2007, the network operators concluded that the market was too small to justify the investment.

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Move to improve Internet and mobile on trains

Published on Sunday, 24th May, 2009 at 22:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 19th June 2009 at 00:23.

Government encouraged to look at possibilities.

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Mobile phones and laptops are common sights when travelling by air; both mobile operators and airports offer easy ways for passengers to keep in touch. But what of the coverage and possibilities when you travel by train, especially bearing in mind all of the tunnels?

According to the Norwegian News Agency (NTB), the Norwegian parliament’s Transport and Communications Committee have now asked the government to look at ways of offering better options than exist at present. When the issue was last discussed in 2007, the network operators concluded that the market was too small to justify the investment.

The Transport and Communications Ministry has now sent a letter to both the Norwegian State Railways (NSB) and the National Rail Administration (Jernbaneverket), requesting them to clarify what is needed in order to be able to offer improved mobile coverage. The ministry would like to find out what it will take to be able to allow Internet access on trains.

The government plans to invite both organisations to a meeting in the near future in order to discuss this.




Published on Sunday, 24th May, 2009 at 22:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 19th June 2009 at 00:23.

This post has the following tags: mobile, internet, coverage, trains, norwegian, nsb, passengers, improved, government.





  
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