WiFi for public transportation
Why public WiFi is positive for public transportation?
According to the The Urban Mobility 2.0 index developed by Arthur D. Little, by 2050 67% of worldwide population will live in urban areas and urban transport demand will drastically increase. Indeed, “by 2050, the average time an urban dweller will spend in traffic jams will be 106 hours per year”.
Consequently, cities have to be ready to face the upcoming challenges related to new mobility needs and can do so by virtue of WiFi. Indeed, as WiFi available in mass transportation vehicles is widely becoming an appealing tool to attract potential passengers, it is likely that more people will switch from private vehicles to public transportation when traveling.
In doing so, the whole society can largely benefit from WiFi in terms of sustainability: more public transport means less air pollution and less traffic congestion. Furthermore, free WiFi on-board can increase the quality of life of commuters, who would effectively spend their time performing different online activities during their long daily routes.
Choose the best access point
Tanaza is a multi-vendor software which means that WiFi professionals are free to choose the hardware they want to work with. We support a wide range of wireless devices allowing companies or municipalities to deploy outdoor WiFi infrastructures.
When deploying outdoor WiFi networks, the main challenges are to cover the delimited area and to deal with interferences.
Tanaza features automatic channel selection to determine the best channel for each radio.
When the access points are rebooted, the system detects which channels are used and sets the radios on the best channel to avoid interferences.
The system is also able to scan the location and receive beacons from any other reachable access point or wireless
Seamless hotspot roaming
The hotspot roaming allows WiFi users to always remain connected while moving within the covered area. Once connected, their devices will switch from one access point to another automatically, without displaying the splash page.
For example, in a railway station WiFi administrators can use a UniFi Outdoor to cover the platforms outside, and some TP-Links for indoor WiFi
Splash page and social login for marketing purposes
For example in a bus station, the splash page could show the bus schedule, send WiFi users to a platform to buy their ticket online, and give information in real-time about the traffic.
The WiFi administrator can choose between different login modes such as phone number, email address, form, or social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin etc.). He will be able to automatically collect data about WiFi users that can be used for marketing purposes. Indeed, by collecting email addresses for example, the network administrator could send newsletters with targeted advertising like discounts on regional trips. All the data collected can be exported to a third application such as Mailchimp.