Huawei shows off Maglev train LTE: photos

Huawei shows off Maglev train LTE: photos

Summary: Representatives from network and telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei last week demonstrated the company's Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband running on the super-fast Maglev train in Shanghai.

TOPICS: Broadband, NBN

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    Promotional shot of the Maglev train at Huawei's Shanghai campus.

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    The train runs on a magnetic levitation track that stretches for 31km from the centre of Pudong out to Pudong international airport. The train reaches a maximum speed of 431km/h with an average speed of 251km/h and a trip from end to end takes approximately seven minutes and 20 seconds.

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    The Maglev train departs.

Topics: Broadband, NBN


Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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  • not a corporatist feat! A Communist feat! and you , Yankee Doodle, still running arond in rubber wheeled atiquties from the 1930's! Are you Embarrassed? We are embarrassed for you! America does not even have this technology on the draughting boards! China a commie country ! and the patriots here use it daily! We also have the "Shanghai Taxi - a Vollt knock-off! Up and running! Proven in service for over two years! Doing wll, while the GM(America) Volt langors on the vapor-ware scene, much less than a myth! Tokyo Japan has battery/electric taxis with exchangeable batteries , up and running, Yankee Doodle! No backwards like you! Not totally oil dependent and drounding in Gulf sludge and shame! We also humanure, compost, Aquaculture and eat rice and veggiews mostly! Not so oil dependent , spread out, just in case! Get your great meat fattened asses out of your air conditioned gas guzzlers long enough to realize you are the "Fatted Calf's" of the world, and about to be eaten alive by the dragon of the east!
    Uncle B
  • LOL "rubber wheeled atiquties[sic] from the 1930's"

    Really? Since when were the wheels rubber?

    LOL"draughting[sic] boards"

    Draught like beer?

    "oil dependent and drounding[sic]"


    "Fatted Calf's[sic]"

    I think you mean Fat Cats, dear Uncle.

    What dear Uncle has failed to do - besides show a reasonable command of the engrish (lol) language - is he's failed to let everyone know he's one of those state funded employees who run around the internets tooting China's horn.

    What he has done, and quite clearly, shown the utter dismay that is the Chinese education system.

    Now I don't know the first thing about Mandarin or Cantonese - other then they're two different languages - so I probably won't be running over there using Google Translate to flame China, but hey, that's just me.