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Bahn customers and visitors can now use a new WiFi network free of charge at more than 100 train stations throughout Germany - Dial into the Deutsche Bahn network.
These primarily include larger train stations such as Cologne, Munich or Hamburg, as the German press agency learned from corporate circles. But the offer is now also available in smaller places such as Trier, Straubing or Sylt. So far, Deutsche Bahn has only offered free internet nationwide in its long-distance trains.
Due to the difficult technical implementation, the WiFi connection there is often interrupted from the point of view of many travelers. In addition, passengers at the train stations can often only log into other paid networks, such as those from Telekom. This shall be changed now. The aim of the group is a uniform WLAN infrastructure so that long-distance travelers do not have to dial into a new network when they arrive at the station. The federally owned group had already announced the project at the end of last year.
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WLAN important for many travelers
For many travelers in Germany, the WLAN network on the train is also important because the cellular reception on the route is still poor. This is mainly due to too few transmitter masts along the tracks, for which the mobile phone providers are responsible. Another reason is the heat-insulating panes on the express trains, which barely let the signal through.
The train therefore directs it - similar to WLAN - via antennas into the train, where it is distributed by so-called repeaters. However, the group is currently experimenting with frequency-permeable panes.
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