Icomera X5 Named “Wireless Router of the Year” in 2021 Mobile Breakthrough Awards Program


Annual Awards Recognizes Top Mobile and Wireless Companies and Solutions Around the Globe

Original article published by Tech Breakthrough on Oct. 21, 2021  Icomera, the world’s leading provider of integrated connectivity solutions for public transport and a subsidiary of EQUANS, the newly-created leader in multi-technical services, today announced its Icomera X5 has been selected as winner of the “Wireless Router of the Year” award in the fifth annual Mobile Breakthrough Awards program conducted by Mobile Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global wireless and mobile market today.  

The Icomera X5 is the world’s first, 5G-enabled mobile router for connected rail vehicle solutions, supporting multiple, resource­ intensive applications such as Passenger Wi-Fi, Infotainment, and Digital Video Surveillance simultaneously as part of a single solution. 

The X5 can run multiple virtual applications from a single piece of hardware, providing a simple, one-box solution – operators can cache their own video or media content onboard, perform quick, over-the-air upgrades and install new applications remotely. Additionally, the X5 provides a significantly improved passenger experience, allowing travelers to enjoy Wi-Fi with faster browsing speeds and enhanced media streaming options. 

We are honored to receive this award from Mobile Breakthrough. It demonstrates our holistic approach to technological innovation as we aim to continue delivering truly end-to-end solutions for our clients and their passengers, as we embark on this new era of mobile connectivity, said Magnus Friberg, CEO of Icomera. “In late 2020, we conducted the first successful trial of the 5G-enabled X5 on a Swedish  train,  receiving over 1 gigabit of data per second using only commercially available 4G and 5G cellular networks – an industry-record-breaking level of throughput, surpassing the benchmark referred to in the public transport industry as ‘the Gigabit Train. 

The mission of the annual Mobile Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of mobile and wireless technology categories, including Cloud Computing, Mobile Management, Wireless and Broadband, Mobile Analytics, IoT and Smart City and many more. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the wireless industry.  

The recent pandemic has put tremendous pressure on public transport to accelerate their digital transition. There are increasing requirements of both passengers and operators today, most notably allowing data to be transferred in real-time between operators and their fleets, while also offering innovative passenger services,” stated James Johnson, Managing Director, Mobile Breakthrough. “Icomera’s X5 provides ‘breakthrough’ service to transport customers, while simultaneously providing greater operating efficiency and maintaining safety and security standards. Congratulations to Icomera for winning our ‘Wireless Router of the Year’ award. 

About Icomera 

Icomera is the world’s leading provider of integrated connectivity solutions for trains, trams, buses and coaches, serving millions of passengers and tens of thousands of onboard systems on a daily basis. We deliver the fastest, most reliable and secure Internet connection available to a moving vehicle, supporting a wide range of digital applications which increase passenger satisfaction, enhance operational efficiency, and improve safety and security. Our solutions make transport more attractive for passengers and part of a smarter, safer, greener future for everyone, accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral world.

A wholly owned subsidiary of EQUANS, Icomera is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with main offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the United States, and Canada. To find out more, visit icomera.com


About Mobile Breakthrough 

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the Mobile Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in mobile and wireless technology companies, products and people. The Mobile Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough mobile companies and products in categories including Cloud Computing, Mobile Management and Security, Wireless and Broadband, Mobile Analytics, IoT and Smart City technology, WLAN, WiFi and more. For more information visit MobileBreakthroughAwards.com.