In the end of September and October, six metro station will be covered with wifi. They are Florenc (Line B and C) Náměstí Republiky, Smíchovské nádraží, Hlavní nádraží and Pražského povstání.
Installation of the service will be provided by ČD – Telematika (ČDT). It will cost 12 million CZK and roughly another 600,000 CZK for the project documentation and engineering activities of Gating Services company.
The wifi installation will be able to handle around 32,000 users at once. Traffic spokesperson Aneta Řehková told Echo24 that the connection speed will be around 300 Mbit/s, with no restrictions. She added that by the end of 2019, it will be possible to increase to 10 Gbit/s, “but it will depend on the ongoing evaluation of the pilot project.”
ČDT is also required to develop an information and security system application under a carrier contract. People will log in and the program will show the latest traffic information. DPP’s contractual requirements add to the future Dopravní Podnik is planning on extending the functionality of the application. It should allow you to access your network with your username and password (from platforms such as Google, Facebook, or Twitter).
The system also later receives card verification support such as a Sweep or Business Card. Compared to the slow expansion of Wi-fi connectivity, the Prague Metro is still stagnating by a mobile signal. The test on line C was to start this year, but the contract was not implemented.