Free award winning WiFi internet access on coaches between Stansted Airport and London
Chatham, Kenth (June 9th 2011) – Icomera, the world’s leading provider of continuous connectivity solutions for transport, has been installed by National Express Group to enable passenger Wi-Fi on its coach services between Stansted Airport and the City of London.
Thousands of travelers are using free WiFi internet access on coaches between Stansted Airport and London.
National Express has installed Icomera, the world’s leading provider of continuous connectivity solutions for transport, to enable free WiFi on one of its busiest high frequency routes, which operates 24/7 from the airport – about four services an hour.
Since its installation more than 40,000 people have used the service proving that WiFi technology is an ever increasing requirement from travellers, especially those coming into the UK from abroad.
“The installation of WiFi on our Stansted airport coaches ensures that people stay connected with friends, family and colleagues throughout their journey,” said Andrew Cleaves, Managing Director, National Express UK Coach. “Using mobile technology will be an increasingly important part of what we offer our customers.”
The Stansted Airport coach fleet is fitted with Icomera’s award-winning Moovbox M200 series cellular broadband gateway. The Moovbox acts as a bridge between the coach and the Internet using high-speed 7.2Mbps HSPA cellular broadband connection from T-Mobile that delivers on-board WiFi at speeds up to several megabits per second.
Dave Palmer, VP and General Manager, Icomera Road Division said: “With this WiFi deployment, National Express has once again demonstrated their commitment to meeting the expectations of today’s business and leisure travellers. With millions of new WiFi enabled smartphones and tablet PCs being purchased every month the demand for reliable internet connectivity on the move is growing exponentially. We are delighted to be supporting innovative customers like National Express in getting customers onboard and online.”
Coaches from London to Stansted are the latest National Express coach service to be equipped for WiFi. National Express has already deployed Icomera’s Moovbox on a number of routes in the UK including services in Bournemouth, Southampton and Gloucester.
The coach service from Stansted Airport travel 24/7 to and from 14 locations in Central, East and North London including Stratford, Liverpool Street Rail Station and Golders Green.
Icomera launched the world’s first high-speed Internet solution for trains in September 2002 and is today the world’s leading provider of open Internet connectivity and application platforms for passenger transport and public safety. Our award-winning products are deployed on rail, road and sea, serving more than 15 million Wi-Fi users in over 20 countries and providing high-speed access for fleet tracking and mission-critical on-board systems.
Transport solutions of the future will require more than connectivity – passengers need to be entertained, the vehicles need to be monitored and the staff need to be kept informed. Together with our application partners Icomera is already meeting these and other needs through the deployment of complete transportation communication solutions.
Established in 1999, Icomera is headquartered in Sweden with office in the United Kingdom and channel partners worldwide. For more information visit www.icomera.com.
About National Express
National Express Group is one of the world’s leading international public transport groups. Over one billion passengers a year use National Express services in the UK, North America and Spain. For more information, visit www.nationalexpressgroup.com.