Better Wi-Fi on our buses.
1 month ago
Passengers now have faster, more reliable Wi-Fi across all of our Brighton & Hove and Metrobus' 436 connected buses.
We've teamed up with Wi-Fi traffic specialist RebelRoam to dramatically reduce the amount of data passengers use when they go online, so that fewer passengers will reach their session limits while they’re on the bus.
RebelRoam does this by:
Locking down the resolution of social media, YouTube and other streaming sites to standard definition, so viewing is smoother and much less data is used.
Advanced filtering, which stops background syncing when passengers connect to the bus company’s Wi-Fi. This makes Wi-Fi faster and shrinks data consumption.
Brighton & Hove Buses' Head of Customer Experience Luke Taylor-Sales said: “Our free Wi-Fi is already very popular with our customers. There are around 12,000 successful sessions every day on our buses, which shows how much customers value it. However, its popularity has put pressure on both bandwidth and speed, which can affect the service passengers get.
“We know how frustrating it can be when the Wi-Fi on the bus feels a bit clunky. We’ve listened to our customers and we’ve found a practical solution through RebelRoam to give people a hassle-free Wi-Fi experience on our buses.”