Japan’s bullet train passengers to enjoy Wi-Fi soon
Passengers on Japan’s super-fast bullet trains, N700-type, will be able to access the Internet while travelling at 270 kilometers per hour. Will start effectively in March next year, this service is part of the NTT Communications’s HotSpot service efforts across Japan.
Enjoying connections of around 2Mbps (mega bits per second) throughout cars on the new shinkansen between Japan’s two biggest cities of Tokyo and Osaka would be a great experience.
This phenomenon shows us that business passengers want themselves always keep connected to the Web, even during their trip on the train (so that they can use their Wi-Fi capable mobile-devices, too).
The service will be charged from ¥500 (US$5.73) per day to ¥1,680 ($19.25) for a monthly subscription.
The price might not the issue for business travellers like Shinkansen passengers. However, they value high speed connection and reliability of the service. And how about 2Mbps of hot-spot access on the bullet-trains? Not bad