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Rail Freight

All aboard with bandwidth optimization for rail freight

Improving Operations


Optimized bandwidth can allow for reliable and stable Internet access allowing for real-time or near-real-time tracking of freight-related events on board the train. Having up-to-the-minute data can potentially result in a decrease in insurance charges to the freight carrier.


The rail industry can also benefit from increased connectivity in regards to safety.  Train operators can not only safely monitor their entire fleet with a reliable secure optimized bandwidth solution, but they can also improve the cost and operations management side of their business.

Quality of Connection

Maintaining a reliable connection on the railways is difficult and includes reducing a culmination of complicated circumstances.  The loss of signal is caused by elements including changing climates, high vibration environment, severe electrical environments, poor coupler contacts on cars, restricted visibility to wireless communication, and packet loss and reordering due to constant transfers within the cellular network. Acceleration Systems’ solutions can assist Internet technology aboard trains by alleviating the headaches of unreliable connectivity when optimization techniques are used on the existing Internet connection. Operators will be pleasantly surprised how well their connection operates even when faced with the disruptions when the train is in route.

Connection Types

Internet aboard a train is done so with an array of connection types including Wi-Fi, satellite, WiMAX, and radio-over-fiber. No matter the train’s connection type, Acceleration Systems’ products and solutions can improve the performance of the train’s network.

Cost Savings

There aren’t many options available for the railway industry to improve their Internet speed, bandwidth or network capacity.  It is possible to add network capacity or more modems to achieve meager increases in bandwidth and speed, but both options are costly, and require equipment upgrades or changes to the existing infrastructure. Implementing Acceleration Systems’ bandwidth optimization solution to existing connections, the rail freight industry can reduce costs on connectivity equipment and deployment.

Acceleration Systems’ bandwidth optimization makes any Internet connection perform better. To learn more about how you can optimize your service or to arrange a free trial, contact an acceleration specialist at 216.468.5200.