Travelers through the vast expanses of Russia,traveling on trains or flying on airplanes, are currently deprived of the opportunity to get a high-speed and reliable Internet connection. However, in the coming years, the situation may change dramatically thanks to the invention of new technology made perfect in the establishment of the National Technology Initiative (STI). As a result, all passengers of high-speed modes of transport will be able to freely access the worldwide network and receive data at high speed.
Each vehicle will be equippedspecial repeaters communicating with ground stations operating with a radius of 150 km (the standard "pole" of the cellular network operates for 20 km). The increase in range is achieved by using the properties of an active phased array antenna - the technology of directional radiation used by the military in air defense radar stations. As a result, connection to 3G, 4G and 5G networks, as well as satellite Internet will theoretically be reliable and stable even for objects moving at a speed of 1500 km / h.
The developers announce a new technique,based on the theory of the infocommunication field, according to which each subscriber of the network not only receives a signal, but also is a signal repeater. Considering that the capacity of the Internet market in vehicles is about 26 billion rubles per year (21 billion - Russian Railways and 5 billion air transportation), project financing may be of interest to private investors. The cost of the service for aircraft passengers will be about 300 rubles, which is comparable to today's tariffs for satellite Internet. The first 10 ground-based repeaters will be tested by 2022, and by 2025 it is planned to launch the first train with a new service on the Moscow-Adler route.
However, there are critics of the project who claim thatthe claimed frequency of 3-6 GHz will not be able to provide a reliable connection at a distance of 150 km. Experts suggest that the developers either do not fully disclose information about their invention, or this invention has yet to be done.
Most likely the developers already haveany developments or technologies, so without disclosing the total cost of the project, they have already announced the approximate price of one ground repeater, which will be about 2 million rubles.