Ericsson manages Wi-Fi connectivity for high-speed trains in Germany

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  • Through Icomera’s Wi-Fi connectivity solutions and Ericsson’s managed services, Deutsche Bahn passengers can now enjoy excellent connectivity while travelling at speeds up to 320 km/h
  • Icomera and Ericsson are providing Wi-Fi connectivity onboard 386 of Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed ICE trains in Germany
  • The Wi-Fi networks onboard the trains are connected to the radio access networks of all three of Germany’s mobile network operators, thereby ensuring excellent connectivity

Since July 2016, Icomera and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have been implementing and supporting a mobile Internet connectivity solution onboard 386 of Deutsche Bahn’s highspeed ICE trains in Germany. The Wi-Fi networks onboard the trains are connected to the radio access networks of all three of Germany’s mobile network operators, thereby ensuring excellent connectivity for Deutsche Bahn passengers as they travel at speeds up to 320 km/h.

Icomera provides a mobile Internet connectivity platform comprising of Wi-Fi hardware such as antennas and routers, as well as virtual application servers for selected entertainment services, while Ericsson provides network gateways and services such as managed network operations, field services and training for Deutsche Bahn employees. Ericsson will draw on its extensive experience gained from providing managed services for networks that serve more than 1 billion subscribers worldwide. Ericsson networks transport more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic and the company supports customer networks that serve more than 2.5 billion subscribers.

Saeed Bashirian, Managing Director of Icomera Germany GmbH, says: “We are pleased to utilize Ericsson’s professional managed services to extend the high-quality passenger experience that Deutsche Bahn is known for with our proven technology that connects tens of thousands of vehicles and millions of passengers to the internet every week. The partnership also establishes the framework and foundations required for developing a truly interconnected eco-system of onboard services and systems in the future.”

Andrea Petti, Head of Intelligent Transport Systems at Ericsson, says: “Together with Icomera, Ericsson is providing an operator-agnostic Wi-Fi service that ensures all Deutsche Bahn have access to excellent connectivity – regardless of which mobile network they subscribe to. Our services professionals in our network operations center in Hamburg will ensure that the Wi-Fi networks perform at their peak. We believe everything benefits from being connected, and see great potential for our communications technology and services to transform the transport industry.”

About EricssonEricsson logo

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

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