Providing Internet for vehicles such as trains, buses, other mass transportation vehicles, as well as specialty vehicles can be challenging. The Internet for such vehicles, might be used to provide Internet access for passengers, provide connectivity for mission critical systems within the vehicle, or may provide the IP connectivity for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors on board.

3G, 4G LTE and 5G networks have been widely deployed and are providing high levels of coverage. However, cellular 3G/4G/LTE/5G networks suffer from fluctuations in performance depending on the coverage area and even time of day. Mobility or cell congestion caused by overloaded users in a particular area can add to the challenge. Even though the performance of a single LTE connection might sound adequate for ideal conditions, the real-time performance of a single 3G/4G/LTE/5G will vary based on time, location and mobility; and therefore can not support mission critical applications.

Fortunately, Mushroom’s SD-WAN Orchestration technology can provide reliable and fast Internet for vehicles on to go by Broadband Bonding two or more 3G/4G/LTE/5G modems together to enable better performance and higher reliability. Portabella, is an SD-WAN Broadband Bonding appliance that can house two or more (up to eight depending on model) cellular 3G/4G/LTE/5G modems (or sim cards with the models with built-in modem), and merge them into a single fat and reliable IP pipe.

Portabella is ideal for trains, buses, ships, fire-trucks, ambulances, first responders, law-enforcement vehicles or other specialty vehicles and teams. Portabella’s ruggedized design allows deployments for harsh and challenging environments. Please visit our Portabella product page for more details.

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