Project of the Year: MÁV-START free Wi-Fi

The first winner of the Project of the Year award was the MÁV-START free Wi-Fi project of T-Systems Hungary.The award was given to György Zaránd, MÁV-START CEO, at the T-Systems Symposium organized in the Budapest Congress Centre on November 12, 2014.

az_ev_projektje_a_mav_start_ingyenes_wifije_01_252 The Project of the Year award acknowledges projects that are not only bigger in terms of their value or volume but also present a real professional challenge for the company.

Zoltán Németh, Chief Officer of T-Systems Hungary, besides presenting the MÁV-START free Wi-Fi service, also presented the Allianz regional data migration project as well as Magyar Telekom’s HR Shared Service Center project implemented in Bucharest while discussing them with the invited customer-side project leaders. These were the projects from which the invitees of the event could choose the winner with the Symposium mobile application, i.e. which project is most worthy of the Project of the Year award.

az_ev_projektje_a_mav_start_ingyenes_wifije_252x142 The winner of 2014, the MÁV-START Wi-Fi service, for which Magyar Telekom provides the mobile network, was started in 2013 and with a steady growth of users this October they registered a record number of connections, almost 745 thousand.

The total number of connections has already exceeded nine million and 770 railcars have been equipped by MÁV-START with the necessary Wi-Fi devices. The trains are very special places for the deployment of Wi-Fi aerials and various car types require different technical solutions. The railroad company made InterCity and suburban railways “smart” in the first place and due to the popularity of the service now more and more cars are equipped with access to the internet.

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