This although is something which we dearly needed, can get pretty annoying in the near future as the New York subways will soon be getting full cell phone connectivity along with WiFi within their network. Think this is impossible? Well no as the subways have recently signed a new deal with a company named Transit Wireless who have agreed to work with the NYC subway to install cell phone and WiFi receiver in certain tunnels of the subway system. Connections to the stations had already been made such that one could get cell phone connection in the stations but until now there was no connectivity in the sections of the network where the trains would go from underground tunnels. However now this will not be the case as there will not only be cell phones but WiFi connectivity in the tunnels. According to our findings, the costs for this entire project will be around $200 million and the entire network will spread to around 300 stations in total. The network that will be set up will be good to serve for next generation networks.
The people who have made this network have said that they have designed and built this network such that they can keep it for future use and it means longevity will count for the authority. What one has to gain from this is pretty obvious as there will be complete connectivity for the users even when they are inside the tunnels and hence you need not be worried about losing your signal when traveling underground. This can be pretty helpful when we consider that in case of emergencies, now users can actually make calls if needed. Although this system is all good, there are also some downers here as it means that there may just be a greater risk of having more people engaged in banal conversations in public transport systems.