ENGIE announces the acquisition through its subsidiary ENGIE Ineo of the Swedish company Icomera, specialist in onboard communications solutions for public transport. Icomera’s offering fully complements the strategy of transformation of ENGIE, the energy revolution pioneer working for smarter and greener mobility.
Better Mobility Today
ENGIE, pioneer of the energy revolution, today offers customers an ecosystem of solutions adapted to their needs to make mobility more fluid, cleaner and smarter. Public transport (buses, tramways, subways and trains) constitutes a proven and time-honored answer for regional planning and development and a strong pillar for mobility solutions. It provides accessibility for the largest number of users and optimal use of infrastructure with the least significant environmental impact. Facilitating the operation of public transport services, ENGIE, through its subsidiary ENGIE Ineo, has already outfitted 12,000 kilometers of railroads, 1,800 light rail tramways with electrification, signal and telecom systems, as well as 35,000 buses with onboard operational assistance and passenger information systems. In this way, ENGIE Ineo is supporting the rapid evolution of buses, tramways, subways and trains via devices that are more digital, smarter and better connected. Through this acquisition, ENGIE Ineo strengthens its position in the field of transport, serving the strategy of ENGIE and its French and international clients.
Icomera: The world’s leading Wi-Fi provider for public transport
Founded in 1999, Icomera specializes in developing onboard Internet connectivity solutions for passengers and transportation operators, in particular passenger Wi-Fi and related services (passenger entertainment, real-time information and data communication). With 150 employees throughout the world, Icomera is today the world’s leading Wi-Fi provider for public transport, connecting millions of users and tens of thousands of vehicles each week in more than forty countries. The company is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with subsidiaries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France.
Wi-Fi installation promotes the development of digital services both for passengers (safety, real-time information, Internet access) and for transport operators (including system surveillance, network management, and cyber security). Recognized for its installed hardware expertise, Icomera provides onboard Wi-Fi connection devices and an open digital platform with a high potential for additional services.
“For several years we have been strongly focusing our transport solutions on digitalization and onboard solutions,” explains Yann Rolland, CEO of ENGIE Ineo. “Icomera provides a smart, connected and innovative complement to our current range of solutions, with, in addition, an enhancement of service for the operator, an unparalleled diversity of applications and optimal user convenience for passengers. With this acquisition, ENGIE Ineo completes and enriches its offer and reinforces its ambition in the technological environment of transport.”
Karl-Johan Holm, President and CEO of Icomera Group, adds: “Icomera and ENGIE share a common vision for a new world that is safer, with more appealing public transport. Given today’s challenges, this has never been as important. By combining our organizations and joining our efforts, we are accelerating the achievement of connected journeys around the world.”