Icomera is increasing its presence in the North American region and relocating its base of operations from Rockville to larger facilities in Bethesda, MD, a more central location in the Washington DC area.
Icomera is the world’s leading provider of mobile Internet connectivity and application platforms for public transport, serving millions of Wi-Fi users and tens of thousands of buses, coaches, trains and trams worldwide on a daily basis. The company’s US client base includes Amtrak, Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline), Greyhound, freight operator BNSF, and most recently Canadian transport agency Metrolinx.
Established in Gothenburg in 1999, Icomera created its US subsidiary in 2014. Originally based in Dallas, the team moved to Rockville in 2016. The office move to Bethesda is part of Icomera’s increased investment in the region – a substantially expanded US team with the resources needed to support a diverse range of solutions to clients in North America. Unrivalled expertise in mobility and technology trends means that Icomera fully understands the needs, fears and challenges facing local transport operators today.
Magnus Friberg, SVP Americas said “More than ever before, the industry is expected to provide the best quality service to its customers, while simultaneously operating with greater efficiency and maintaining onboard safety and security standards. Recognizing the value of being in constant communication with their vehicles and systems, our clients are coming to us for digital solutions powered by high-performance wireless Internet connectivity.
“Icomera is reducing the need for additional hardware and software by running multiple virtual applications from a single platform, delivering a powerful connectivity solution with the necessary computer processing power and storage needed for supporting resource-intensive applications such as Passenger Wi-Fi, Infotainment and real-time CCTV simultaneously as part of a single solution. This reduces the total cost of ownership for the operator versus a similar investment in disparate systems.”
Having been acquired by ENGIE Ineo in 2017, Icomera anticipates continued substantial growth over the coming years. Karl-Johan Holm, President and CEO of Icomera, said: “We welcome the challenge of expanding our North American operations and the opportunity to be closer to our clients, serving the growing demands of passengers and transport operators in the region.
“Backed by Icomera and the rest of the ENGIE group, the team in Bethesda will continue to develop and sustain relationships with new and existing local clients, working with them as a Digital Partner and playing a leading role in revolutionizing the passenger experience, and improving operational efficiencies and public safety.”
Icomera is the world’s leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport, committed to promoting green mobility. Serving millions of Wi-Fi users worldwide, our award-winning technology makes public transport a better, safer, more attractive option for passengers, supporting our mission to help contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions of 3.5 million metric tons by 2022. A wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE Ineo, Icomera is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy.
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