Metrolinx, the transportation authority serving the province of Ontario, has chosen Icomera Canada to install its powerful solutions on GO Transit’s fleet of vehicles operating in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. This extensive project, totalling 1,475 installations across GO Transit’s entire fleet (943 train cars and 532 buses) will begin later this year, with the Wi-Fi enabled fleet starting to roll out in spring 2020 and final completion by the end of 2020.
Icomera is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ENGIE, a multinational green energy and mobility player. Icomera and ENGIE were the obvious choice for this large-scale fleet installation and the provision of ongoing support. ENGIE’s global scale and reach enables Icomera to deliver this project to GO Transit, with undisputed experience, a strong local presence, and significant resources.
Icomera will supply an end-to-end Wi-Fi solution that provides GO Transit’s passengers with an elevated onboard experience. In addition to onboard Internet connectivity, passengers will be able to spend time on a media channel featuring a wide variety of curated entertainment content – making their trip on GO Transit more productive and enjoyable. Operationally, media content is hosted locally on the vehicle and not streamed directly over the Internet, reducing the cellular data costs typically associated with similar solutions. This channel also opens new revenue streams through which GO Transit can offset operational expenditures, for example through corporate sponsorship, ads, and regularly updated free media content from selected partners.
Magnus Friberg, Icomera’s SVP for the Americas, commented: “Icomera is proud to be working with Metrolinx and GO Transit to provide this large-scale, passenger-focused solution. With 20 years of experience in Internet connectivity solutions for transit, we will enable GO Transit to deliver a Connected Journey that reduces Ontario’s carbon footprint as it closes distances. This is in line with the ambition of Icomera and the ENGIE group to be the world leader in the zero-carbon transition “as a service” for our customers.”
Yann Rolland, CEO of ENGIE Ineo, stated: “On-board connected services, such as Wi-Fi for passengers or on-demand entertainment, are encouraging more and more people to use public transport, which means an important lever towards the zero-carbon transition of which ENGIE is one of the main players.”
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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ENGIE Ineo belongs to the ENGIE Group, the worldwide standard-setter in low-carbon energy and services that aims to become the leader of the zero-carbon transition.
By developing innovative, high-performance solutions, ENGIE Ineo imagines and anticipates the uses of the future by connecting people, regions, buildings and industrial sites in the fields of electrical systems, complex communications and energy.
Driven by the commitment of its 15,000 employees and a geographical presence close to the needs in the field, ENGIE Ineo innovates to contribute to the performance of its customers and to support them in their zero-carbon transition, by proposing made-to-measure and turnkey “as a service” offers that can cover design, financing, installation, maintenance and operations.
ENGIE Ineo, which is at the heart of ENGIE and its strategy, aims to become a major player that is committed to the energy and digital transition, a benchmark for its customers and a leader in its markets, of which its employees can feel proud.
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