FIFTH - Fast Internet for Fast Train Hosts

The project goal was to provide multimedia services via satellite to high-speed trains.


A robust satellite radio link is being developed to react to the impairments caused by obstacles located along the railway, for example power lines and their metallic infrastructures. A prototype of a train terminal is being developed and a demonstration campaign using a Ka-band two-way satellite will provide multimedia services to passenger.

TriaGnoSys is subcontracted to Alenia Spazio, and will specify the overall demonstrator.

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FIFTH project team: Alenia Spazio, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Inmarsat, Radiolabs, Trenitalia, University of Bradford

Under the framework of IST programme of the European Commission