Transit Wireless has been working in collaboration with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority or MTA in order to bring wireless service to millions of subway riders in New York City. Its embarking on Phase Two of its ambitious project, which will bring cellular service on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile as well as Wi-Fi to nearly 250 million annual riders. Service will be progressively rolled out, stations included in Phase Two are Grand Central, Bryant Park and 34th St. Herald Square, to name a few. Transit Wireless is also building a secure base station in Queens to store mobile operators’ equipment as it continues to build underground fiber network required to bring service to Queens subway stations.
Phase Two of this project will actually cover 11 stations in the mid-town Manhattan area, and is expected to be fully functional by June 2014, if everything goes according to plan. Transit Wireless also revealed Wi-Fi statistics from 36 stations that went online in 2013. The service is powered by Boingo and it catered to 2.6 million connections over the entire year, processing more than 60 terabytes of data. An average user spent nine minutes on the network, with iPhone and Galaxy S4 being the most popular devices and also being responsible for 76 percent of the entire data usage.
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