(Newcastle upon Tyne, 3 July 2019) The Consortium of Alstom Transport UK Ltd, Alstom Transport Denmark A/S and Nomad Digital Limited have won a multi-million-pound contract to execute one of the largest on-board passenger WiFi projects in their history.
Nomad Digital, the world’s leading provider of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry, will supply, design and deliver in cooperation with DSB a complete on-board Passenger WiFi solution and provide maintenance and operation services to the system.
The contract is a 6-year agreement which was awarded in September 2018. The delivery program is already well underway with the target of having the entire fleet scope of more than 250 trains modernised by end of 2019.
Denmark has a political ambition to increase the number of passengers on-board trains. To do this, services need to be improved, expanded and allow passengers stable access to the internet whilst travelling. Nomad will provide a multi-mobile network operating WiFi solution, meaning passenger’s and train staff will be more connected than ever before.
The solution will offer passengers and staff easy access to the available internet capacity and DSB will achieve an affordable, cost effective WiFi solution that will facilitate their vision of a functional workplace on-board DSB trains.
A functional workplace for DSB passengers means a free of charge WiFi solution that offers a high-speed connection enabling use of email and internet browsing, the same as passengers might get at home or in the office.
The WiFi solution is built on Nomad’s latest router technology platform, the R5001 and using the new Nomad Connect software, creating cutting-edge technology for a simple and smart user experience.
Jürgen Müller, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Rolling Stock at DSB said: “DSB is looking forward to offering our customers a new improved free and easy access to the internet in our regional and intercity fleet. We have chosen an end-to end solution from Nomad Digital leaving Nomad Digital with the responsibility to constantly advice DSB on how the customers are secured a highly stable and intelligent WiFi service.”
Reece Donovan, Nomad’s CEO, said: “We’re really looking forward to being able to roll this out across the DSB fleets over the next six years. Our vision at Nomad is ‘connecting everything’ with the aim to deliver an intelligent journey for everyone. Our WiFi and internet solutions are a key part of this and will achieve maximum passenger experience for DSB.”
Emmanuel Henry, Managing Director of Alstom Denmark, said: “Alstom is proud to serve DSB’s customer vision by providing high quality connectivity services to passengers through deployment of state-of-the art solutions provided by the Nomad-Alstom consortium.”
DSB is the largest Danish train operating company, and the largest in Scandinavia. They are responsible for passenger train operation on most of the Danish railways. DSB also runs a commuter rail system, called the S-train, in the area around the Danish capital, Copenhagen, that connects the different areas and suburbs in the greater metropolitan area
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.
As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, customised services (maintenance, modernisation), infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions.
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