Icomera Signs Deal with VIA Rail for Wi-Fi and Digital Platform on New Corridor Fleet

Keeping Passengers Connected with the Highest-quality Passenger Wi-Fi

January 20th 2022, MISSISSAUGA, ON – EQUANS, through its subsidiary Icomera, signed a 10-year managed services agreement with VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail), Canada’s national passenger rail service, for the deployment of Wi-Fi and the participation in the creation of a digital platform aboard its new Corridor fleet.

Icomera will lead the development of the onboard passenger Wi-Fi, hence allowing VIA Rail to provide its passengers with a high-speed reliable Internet connection on its new Québec City-Windsor corridor fleet.

In addition, Icomera will participate in the creation of an onboard digital platform which will include, amongst others, content from VIA Rail’s website and tracking of the train’s journey.

In close collaboration with VIA Rail’s teams, the project will be spearheaded by the Icomera Canada office, led by the project management and technical services team out of Mississauga and supported by the US team.

Delivery, installation, and testing will take place in Sacramento, California and in Montreal, Canada, ensuring peak performance and above adequate uptime, prior to the commissioning of the first train set in Q4 2022.

“The future of travel is becoming a reality in Canada – together, as industry partners, we have a shared mission for green mobility in today’s digitally transformed world,” says Magnus Friberg, Chief Executive Officer of Icomera.

“Keeping VIA Rail’s passengers informed and productive throughout the journey is one of the easiest ways to improve the onboard experience.” says Gabriel Lopez-Bernal, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Icomera in North America. “Canada’s passengers will soon enjoy an upgraded passenger experience.”

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