Nomad partners with GWR after WiFi deployment win

Monday, 8th May 2017

(Newcastle upon Tyne, 8 May 2017) Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry, will partner with Great Western Railway (GWR) to deliver its leading WiFi solution on the operator’s new Intercity Express Trains.

This builds on an existing partnership with GWR and involves the installation of Nomad’s bespoke connectivity system on 93 new trains. Nomad’s systems will be built into the new trains which will all be in passenger service by the end of 2019, with the first entering service later this year.

GWR provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services - across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

The new Intercity Express Trains will have Nomad’s open connectivity infrastructure built into them. This also marks the deployment of Nomad's next-generation CCU platform, offering the very latest technology and performance. Nomad’s latest compact WiFi router architecture incorporates modern technologies including next-generation modems and access points, enabling additional operational applications to be quickly integrated by GWR, providing a future-proofed solution to the customer.

In addition, Nomad will provide a complete reporting and monitoring solution to GWR, utilising its new market-leading Fleetview and NDInsight systems launched at InnoTrans, which help operators to view the connectivity performance of their fleets in real-time.

The partnership involves Nomad’s provision of a full-service management package for the new Intercity Express Train fleet comprising the service of its dedicated on-the-ground systems’ maintenance experts and additional ancillary support through Nomad’s customer service centre in the UK.

Jean-Philippe Tissot, Nomad Digital's Chief Commercial Officer, said: “This marks a significant new project win, which extends our good relationship with GWR. We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with a long-standing customer demonstrating the commitment to accompany them into the future through the latest technology to support their ongoing passenger needs.”

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About Nomad Digital
Nomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry. It offers a broad solutions portfolio to both train operators and builders that significantly enhances the passenger experience, and increases fleet operational efficiency.

Its integrated and scalable solutions include the multi-award winning and patent-protected Passenger WiFi, enabling seamless connectivity with the internet and on-board infotainment. In addition, its Passenger Information System for live journey, multi-media information and Passenger Portal Framework simplifies the creation of custom portals for on-board services and entertainment. And Nomad’s Remote Online Condition Monitoring, Driver Assist and Power Train products are targeted at identifying efficient fleet maintenance operations and improving fuel economy.

Nomad is the pioneer of the Networked Train – a shared and secure internet-standards based network infrastructure to which all authorised on-board systems and passenger devices may connect.

Nomad Digital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alstom and an international business with sales and service centres in several locations around the world and product development facilities in the UK (Newcastle), Germany (Hildesheim) and Portugal (Porto). Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company serves more than 80+ global customers, in more than 40 countries, including train builders such as Bombardier, Hitachi and Alstom, and train operating companies such as ÖBB, Amtrak, VIA Rail, Eurostar, GWR, NS, NSB, PKP, Queensland Rail, and Virgin Trains.