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Bringing WiFi to Poland's Rail passengers

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(London, 10 November 2015) Nomad Digital, has successfully deployed its Passenger WiFi for Poland’s PKP Intercity (PKP IC) trains. The project is one of the largest on-board connectivity deployments in Central and Eastern Europe, and represents a significant investment to deliver an improved passenger experience for PKP’s customers.

Nomad Digital was selected by T-Mobile for the PKP IC design, development, and installation during 2014, and has since deployed almost 300 carriages with its market-leading on-board connectivity and Passenger WiFi solution. The new on board system delivers unrivalled high-speed wireless broadband connectivity, and provides PKP’s passengers with seamless internet usage while travelling throughout Poland, Austria and Germany. The final phase of the project, which will provide passengers with access to entertainment services and multi-media content, is currently being completed.

Nomad’s General Manager for EMEAI,comments: “The PKP IC Passenger WiFi deployment is a ground-breaking deployment of Nomad’s market leading technology, which will fully enhance the passenger experience for its customers”.

“Nomad has worked closely with both T-Mobile and PKP, to design and deliver a long-term strategic technology platform, with scalability in mind, enabling innovative on board passenger services for today – but with scope for new technologies and applications, whether they be passenger or operationally focussed, to be added in the future.”

The PKP IC deployment was delivered and is managed by Nomad’s local team in Poland, with support from the companies Central European team in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In recent months, the team has delivered successful new business wins across the region, including significant seven-figure € contracts for Connectivity, Passenger WiFi, Passenger Information Services (PIS), and Remote Condition Monitoring (RCM) solutions.

About PKP

PKP Intercity is a subsidiary of PKP Group responsible for long-distance passenger transport. It runs approximately 350 trains daily, connecting large and small towns across Poland. The company also provides international trains to and from Poland.

The company was founded in 2001 after splitting Polskie Koleje Państwowe (national rail operator) into several companies to meet European Union Standards.

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 transport operators and builders that significantly enhance passenger experience and increase 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 Intelligent journey – a shared and secure network infrastructure to which all authorised on-board systems and passenger devices may connect.

For more information on Nomad Digital please contact:
Vicki Sloan, Global Marketing and Events Manager
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