Icomera TraXside - Delivering the True Gigabit Train

Icomera, the mobile Internet pioneer, has announced its latest next-generation product, Icomera TraXside.


The Challenge

Rail passengers and onboard systems increasingly expect and rely on fast, uninterrupted Internet connectivity for the duration of the train journey.

Business travellers wanting to use video-conferencing, leisure passengers wanting to stream their favourite TV shows, and security applications streaming live HD video surveillance images to central operation centres are just some of the use-cases behind the need to deliver more bandwidth to the connected rail vehicle than ever before.

While the coverage and capacity of cellular networks is steadily improving, the scheduled network roll-outs are not currently keeping pace with the demand for the true “Gigabit Train” (a vehicle with a 1Gbit/s or better connection to the Internet.)


Icomera TraXside

Introducing Icomera TraXside – a powerful subsystem that interacts with Icomera’s onboard routers to provide a dedicated backbone, supplying Gigabit connectivity through dedicated infrastructure installed along the track and onboard. It delivers reliable track-focused coverage for Rail operators, helping provide continuous, high-capacity bandwidth to a train along the entirety of its route.

Icomera TraXside supports two simultaneous 3×3 MIMO radios. With the aggregated capacity of the two radios, TraXside can deliver a train<->shore connection peaking at 1.4 Gbit/s (when the train is stationary at a station). Icomera TraXside has a median real TCP/IP throughput of around 1 Gbit/s during train travel – unrivalled bandwidth for rail passengers and onboard systems.

Icomera’s modular, technologically-flexible approach allows its mobile Internet connectivity solutions to seamlessly integrate and aggregate the capacity of all available communication networks in parallel, offering maximum coverage and capacity. 3G, LTE, LTE-A, 5G, trackside and even satellite networks can all be utilised as part of a single solution.

  • Infill cellular “not-spots” over- and underground and in tunnels
  • Reduce mobile data costs along the busiest areas of the rail network
  • Seamless hand-over between Icomera TraXside and cellular networks

The extreme high performance of Icomera TraXside, especially the distance between base stations, significantly reduces the CAPEX required to deliver the solution to underground or overground rail systems.


A Proven Track Record

Icomera TraXside is part of Icomera’s industry-leading X Platform for connected vehicles. Icomera delivers Internet connectivity for millions of passengers and thousands of vehicles every day. The X Platform includes Icomera’s remote central configuration, reporting and monitoring tools for robust and best-in-class asset management.


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