Transdev Selects QoS Telecom to Provide on-board Web

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Earlier this month, Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) announced that the international transport operator, Transdev, has chose QoS Telecom to operate and deploy Wi-Fi Internet on-board services in buses powered by Sierra Wireless AirLink LTE gateways. The secure, cloud-based Sierra Wireless AirLink Management Service is being used by Qos Telecom to manage the deployment remotely and monitor real time gateways.

Transdev is a French-based international public transport operator with operations in more than 19 countries. Last year in France, the government uplifted the ban on long-distance passenger transport and this has given an edge to the transport industry to improve mobility to a new level and the companies have started to offer attractive deals in their services.

Several transit authorities are adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) to advance their passenger ride experience by linking between buses and supporting new apps. Transdev deploys many of the IoT capabilities by connecting to public cellular networks.

QoS Telecom is also based in France—well known as the Wi-Fi operator for transit companies. QoS Telecom manages to deliver pooling solution, custom login pages with business application to transit customers. Today, in Europe, more than three million users rely on Wi-Fi hotspots managed by QoS Telecom.

“WiFi On Board is a major asset for transit operators because it improves passenger satisfaction, and we’re pleased to provide the best on-board Internet experience for Transdev’s passengers,” said Jean-Luc Volcovici, CEO at QoS Telecom. “QoS Telecom provides a complete turnkey package, from feasibility study to day-to-day operations with the highest quality of service. We are also pleased with our long-standing relationship with Sierra Wireless. We’ve been integrating AirLink cellular gateways into many European deployments because they deliver rugged, reliable, leading-edge LTE performance designed for a vehicle environment.”

The AirLink gateways by Sierra Wireless are easy and ready to use, right from the box. As it does not require any programming procedures to set up also it is rooted with intelligence so that it stays always connected. The Sierra Wireless gateways are used across the globe that provides wide range of applications. Nearly two millions gateways are used in transit landscape including first responder vehicles and commercial fleets.

“Sierra Wireless AirLink LTE gateways are designed to make it easy for customers to deploy mobile networking solutions in many environments, including in-vehicle networking applications,” said Jason Krause, Senior VP and GM, Enterprise Solutions at Sierra Wireless. “Managing a fleet of mobile gateways can be a challenging task. You need to maintain multiple configurations, update software, and remotely diagnose reported issues. With our cloud-based AirLink Management Service, customers can easily handle all of these tasks, while efficiently managing operating costs.”