Keeping on-board connectivity fast with new Wi-Fi 6E antennas

Written by 

Daniel Samo

Head Product Management Wireless Connectivity

We are now living in an increasingly digitally driven society where reliable Wi-Fi is a key aspect of everyday life, and this is true whether you are at home, or on the move. The rail passengers of today expect the same connectivity on-board as they do when relaxing at home. They want to work, communicate, or stream movies while travelling by train, causing more and more demand for higher data throughput rates. 

We know that this is a real challenge for rail operators globally, as you need to incorporate solutions that work reliably regardless of the local landscape, infrastructure, public network, and the constant changing of load and data requirements. Antennas play a key role in meeting this demand, acting as the crucial link between the train’s network and passenger devices. To guarantee seamless Wi-Fi, you need high performance wireless antenna solutions. 


To address this, we have launched the SENCITY® OMNI-SR Slim 6x6 MIMO antenna so you can easily meet the demand for next generation technologies. It is an upgrade to our renowned 3x3 MIMO rail antenna already on the market, keeping costs and installation effort low. This antenna is suitable for use around the world, giving you ultimate flexibility. 

Excellent Connectivity

Train carriages are often dense environments with multiple users requiring seamless connectivity at the same time, which we know is a real challenge. With our antenna, you can reap the benefits of reliable, high quality connectivity. Passengers will experience faster internet speeds, especially on routes with high passenger loads, keeping them happy and connected. The SENCITY OMNI-SR Slim 6x6 MIMO antenna is compatible for Wi-Fi 6E for future proofing and gives you the building blocks needed to design high performance on-board connectivity that meets demand with ease and is intended for the long-term.  

Global Certification
There are two common certifications for rail products that operators must comply with. The first is the European certification EN45545, while the other is the United States certification NFPA-130. Usually, a rail antenna product only has one certification or the other, which we understand can provide a real headache. That is why we developed our new antenna to be the first globally certified product for both. By ensuring global certification, our antennas can be used worldwide, on any type of train, offering the highest efficiency and flexibility. 

Easy Upgrade

With antennas visible inside the carriage, they must be discrete and compact, while still offering the high performance required. A flexible, simple to use solution can keep the costs low and require minimal skill for installation. 

For over a decade we have provided a leading rail portfolio, and our 3x3 MIMO antenna has become the most popular in-carriage railway antenna on the market, found on thousands of trains globally. The SENCITY OMNI-SR Slim 6x6 MIMO antenna is designed to have the same dimensions and mounting as its predecessor. This allows for an easy upgrade compatible with new technologies, that simply slots into the same place as the 3x3 MIMO antenna. This puts your mind at ease, with quick, hassle-free installation and no damage to the installation surface. 

Wi-Fi 6E Cabling Completes the Picture
HUBER+SUHNER has approved its SPUMA and RADOX® RF cables for usage of up to 8 GHz through dedicated testing and definition of specification. The solutions can now be utilised for applications in bands up to 7.125 GHz to provide fast connectivity and Wi-Fi 6E on-board. Like the SENCITY OMNI-SR Slim 6x6 MIMO antenna, these upgraded cables are certified for use in the EU as well as the USA, allowing for flexible distribution and global usage of the products.