Information published on 24 November 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 213.

Italy: Frecciarossa delivers wireless broadband

Following an agreement with the Italian infrastructure manager RFI and the telecommunications operator Telecom Italia, no fewer than 60 Italian high speed trainsets are to be equipped with Wi-Fi access. The move would follow that of Thalys which has already fitted its trains with Wi-Fi. More than 60 coaches will be fitted with wireless broadband, enabling passengers to check their E-mails or make telephone calls during the journey. The first coaches will start delivering this service from 12 December, revealed Mauro Moretti, CEO of the Italian railway group FS, during a showcase journey from Milan to Bologna.