Icomera Celebrates First Decade with Rail Wi-Fi

Icomera and the Swedish/Norwegian rail operator Linx launched the world’s first commercial passenger WiFi service in September 2002. With its multi carrier, link aggregating capabilities it was a revolution in onboard passenger services. At the time, only a a fraction of users’ laptops were WiFi equipped and the system used a combination of satellite and GPRS connectivity to provide a multi-megabit connection to passengers.

Since then WiFi access has become a given, the passenger usage count has increased hundred-fold and so has the performance of cellular networks. With today’s 4G networks, Icomera can provide 100+ Mbps throughput to trains in motion, providing capacity for a wide range of onboard applications.

Article by
Mats Karlsson

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21st September 2012