Recently it has been announced that Minsk’s metro system will be provided with continuous communication.
A phrase which thousands of people hear every day during telephone conversations — ‘Call me in ten minutes, I’m in the metro’ — will disappear from use in the near future.
Mobile operators are carrying out the project by the laying of a special cable in the tunnels that will replace base stations and make it possible to speak and use the services of data communication not only on the platform, but also in the train carriage. The metro represents difficult architecture with a large number of reflective, absorbing and insulating surfaces, of different heights and depths, with a large extent and sinuosity of tunnels — plus a lot of telephone subscribers, situated in a small area at once. So the project will be very expensive, according to experts. And to achieve the fastest result, groups from three companies are working there. Such co-operation will allow to not load the tunnels with equipment, but to use the available area as efficiency as possible. According to common estimates, it will take at least one year to carry out the project.