Deutsche Bahn awards on-board WiFi contract to Icomera
29 April 2016 • Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review
Swedish mobile connectivity provider Icomera will supply internet connectivity to DB’s fleet of high speed long distance ICE (Intercity-Express) passenger trains in Germany. The agreement includes installation on 260 existing ICE trains as well as a new fleet of over 100 trains which will be delivered over the next few years. Installation on the existing fleet will be complete by the end of 2016.
The mobile connectivity provider will fit its X-Series open application and connectivity platform which supports passenger Wi-Fi requirements.
Icomera to supply internet connectivity on 260 existing ICE trains and a new fleet of 100 trains
Karl-Johan Holm, President and CEO of Icomera, said: “We are very pleased that, through a rigorous procurement process, Deutsche Bahn has chosen Icomera to provide its onboard passenger Wi-Fi. Our solution will extend the high quality passenger experience that Deutsche Bahn is known for, while also establishing the framework and foundations required for developing a truly interconnected eco-system of onboard services and systems in the future. This will ensure that passengers are more productive, better entertained and better informed when they travel.”
“Our goal is to provide an excellent service and on-board experience”
Michael Peterson, Member of the Board of DB Fernverkehr said: “Our goal is to provide an excellent service and on-board experience. We measure ourselves against the high standards set by our passengers, and fast reliable Wi-Fi with high performance mobile Internet connectivity is now a key requirement. After a thorough assessment of available and future technologies, we are confident that Icomera is the best partner to support us in this endeavour.”
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