Norwegian train operator Flytoget has selected Icomera to provide Passenger Wi-Fi to its fleet of 16 high-speed Airport Express Trains running between Drammen, Oslo city and Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.
Flytoget was seeking a top-quality Wi-Fi provider to upgrade its existing Internet connectivity infrastructure. Icomera was selected as part of a competitive tendering process, demonstrating the most technologically advanced and cost-effective solution. Flytoget was also attracted to Icomera’s user-friendly cloud-based system of management tools, designed for remote monitoring and maintenance of the onboard Wi-Fi solution.
Toril Dyrkorn, CIO for Flytoget said: “We are very happy to sign a contract with Icomera to provide much-needed onboard connectivity to our passengers. Our customers tell us that stable, fast and secure Wi-Fi provision is an essential part of their travel, and we are thrilled to have found a partner who can meet customer demand.”
Saeed Bashirian, Vice President Sales EMEAR & CIS for Icomera, said: “We are pleased to enter into partnership with such a forward-thinking operator, working together to meet both present need and future demand.”
Icomera will begin installing its technology on the Airport Express Trains later this month, and anticipates that the whole fleet will be live by early 2017.
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 Kingdom, United States, France and channel partners worldwide. For more information visit www.icomera.com.
Flytoget, the Airport Express, is a Norwegian high-speed airport link which connects Oslo Airport, Gardermoen to Oslo Central Station in only nineteen minutes. 6.8 million people travelled with Flytoget in 2014, and the company achieved a punctuality rate of 97 per cent and a customer satisfaction rate of 97.4 per cent. The company runs the only high-speed rail service in Norway, with trains operating at a top speed of 210kph / 130mph.