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First WiFi service on regional trains in Germany

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(Newcastle upon Tyne, 14 September 2014) Nomad Digital has been chosen by Alstom to provide Passenger Wi-Fi for 20 new trains, set to be the first regional trains to offer a Passenger Wi-Fi service in Germany.

Ordered by Zweckverband Großraum Braunschweig GMBH (ZBG), the regional transport planner has ordered 20 Coradia Continental trains, after a search for modern, comfortable and reliable regional trains to run on the Elektronetz Ost network (ENNO), from Hannover to Wolfsburg and Wolfsburg to Hildesheim via Braunschweig.

Selected by Alstom to provide the full end-to-end WiFi solution, Nomad was chosen on the strength of its global reputation of successfully delivering some of the world’s largest and complex train connectivity deployments. Nomad’s General Manager of EMEAI, claims the Nomad solution will play an essential role in the passenger experience on-board the new fleet,

“As a modern and contemporary train that is now offering more comfort and luxury for passengers travelling on these routes, a best-in-class Passenger Wi-Fi service compliments the customer experience perfectly.

We are proud to be at the forefront of the first connectivity deployment on Germany’s regional trains”.

The Passenger WiFi deployment will be completed before Alstom deliver the new trains to ZBG, with service scheduled to commence in December 2015.

Joerg Nuttelmann, board member of Alstom Transport Deutschland GmbH in Germany claims:

“We are proud to provide Germany’s first Wi-Fi equipped train on a regional railway line with Nomad as a highly experienced partner on our side.”

As a free WiFi service to all on-board passengers, Nomad’s PEP Charger solution will help meet surges in demand, whilst delivering a consistently high level of connection quality. The Nomad solution achieves this by utilising all available bandwidth on-board, which improves the flow of information, maximises performance and minimises disruptions.

Ahead of the highly anticipated deployment, Alstom and Nomad Digital will be showcasing the service on an Alstom demonstration train at this year’s InnoTrans conference in Berlin.

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
+44 (0) 207 096 6966 Ext. 2082
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