Icomera is delighted to announce that more passengers and staff travelling with Abellio ScotRail will be able to take advantage of its Wi-Fi service from autumn this year.
Icomera has been awarded the contract to extend its successful Passenger Wi-Fi solution to five more Abellio ScotRail fleets (129 trains). These fleets join the existing C170 fleet of 55 trains already served by the mobile Internet pioneers, bringing Icomera’s ScotRail Wi-Fi service to 184 trains in total – more than half of Abellio ScotRail’s current fleet. Customers travelling around Strathclyde, in particular, will benefit from this rollout.
Increasing numbers of passengers wish to stay connected during their journeys – whether catching up on work emails, shopping online, or using social media. Icomera’s patented SureWAN signal aggregation technology provides a high-quality, fast and consistent experience for passengers – making the most of available cellular networks to keep passengers connected.
Abellio ScotRail were particularly attracted by the potential of Icomera’s virtual application platform, supported by all Icomera X-Series onboard hardware, which can be expanded to integrate additional services over time as required. Later this year, Icomera will integrate their onboard solution with ScotRail’s backhaul station Wi-Fi for the transfer of onboard CCTV data.
Jacqueline Taggart, Customer Experience Director of Abellio ScotRail said: “We’re pleased to extend our Icomera Passenger Wi-Fi service to over half of our existing fleet, and look forward to working with them over the coming years. Customers expect to be able to access their social media accounts and get online easily whenever they travel, and this extended free offering means they’re now able to keep connected on over half of our services.”
Dave Palmer, Managing Director of Icomera UK said: “Abellio ScotRail continually look to improve their onboard passenger experience for the people of Scotland through widely-beneficial technology projects. We are excited to continue our work with them to increase passenger satisfaction through onboard connectivity.”
Icomera is the world’s leading provider of open Internet connectivity and application platforms for passenger transport and public safety. Its award-winning products are deployed on rail, road and sea, serving millions of Wi-Fi users every week across the globe and providing high-speed access for fleet tracking and mission-critical onboard systems. Icomera is headquartered in Sweden with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and channel partners worldwide. For more information visit www.icomera.com.
About Abellio ScotRail
ScotRail is Scotland’s National Railway, operating 355 stations in Scotland. Abellio took operational ownership of the franchise in April 2015 for a seven year term. Abellio operates in several other regions in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.