Business Models of the Internet Connection and Trials for Wi-Fi in Trains

The objective of this research is to give a business perspective according to technology and usage studies for the service trials. The output will be an overall business model for deploying Wi-Fi on trains. The volume of interest, acceptable service price for end users (consumers, professionals, machines…)" will be compared to the timeframe and cost of such a system implementation, and "business" directions for service will be given to maximize value creation and customer valuation. The description of business models explains the cost structure and the revenue structure to expect according to the value chain. Since the value chain depends on the technological, regulatory, cultural and economical environments, comparing Californian, French and Japanese experiments could be useful to understand how the markets may experiment take-off and growth. The challenges to implement such services and technologies in other countries are based on the experience obtained in all locations and experiment sites.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ITS America

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  • Authors:
    • Ygnace, Jean-Luc
    • Yamada, Kazuhiro
    • Verma, Harsh
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  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01015914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 2005 11:23AM