21net developed the world’s first bi-directional satellite communications system capable of delivering broadband Internet to high-speed trains with the support of European Spatial Agency in 2004. Since then we have introduced many more innovations for the rail sector.
Since our creation, our corporate strategy is to differentiate ourselves through innovation. 21net devotes more than 20% of its revenue to R&D.
One of our main strategic thrusts is to provide the world’s best train-to-ground connectivity performance. This requires advanced technology in terms of software (algorithms to maximize bandwidth), hardware (best equipment platform to support high performance in a train environment), radio network knowledge (optimized modems and antennas, related engineering capabilities) as well as end-to-end TCP/IP performance optimization.