Nomad Digital to deploy train WiFi with Öresund in Denmark and Sweden
Nomad Digital has won a multi-million-pound contract to execute their Nomad Connect WiFi solution for 111 trains, securing more market share in Denmark and Sweden.
The contract is made between Nomad Digital and the owners of the Öresund train fleet, also known as OTU option holders (OTU is a cooperation between, in Denmark DSB, and in Sweden AB Transitio, Region Skåne through Skånetrafiken, Region Blekinge through Blekingetrafiken and Hallandstrafiken AB).
Nomad Digital will supply, design and deliver a complete onboard Passenger WiFi solution and provide maintenance and operation services to the system. This new contract extends the already existing relationship Nomad have with DSB, whilst gaining brand-new business with the Swedish owners of the Öresund train units.
The WiFi solution is built on Nomad’s latest R5001 router technology platform using the new Nomad Connect software to create cutting-edge technology for a simple and smart user experience.
The contract will be valid until August 2024. The delivery program is already underway with the target of having the entire fleet of 111 trains deployed with WiFi within 2020.
Michael Beckmann of DSB and Owners of the Öresund train units said: “We are looking forward to offering our passengers a state-of-the-art Wifi solution. The solution to be rolled out on the Öresund train fleet is based on the technology already in use across DSB’s regional and long-distance fleet operating in Denmark.”
Gerald von Pok, EMEA / UKI Director of Sales for Nomad Digital, said: “We are very excited to be given this opportunity to build on our existing activity with DSB as well as develop new relationships with the OTU option holders to establish a significant footprint for Nomad WiFi solutions in Sweden. We at Nomad are fully committed to delivering a quality service helping the owners of the Öresund train units to enhance the onboard experience for the passengers and in turn, achieve their strategic goals and objectives.”
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. DSB owns 34 of the 111 Öresund train units.
AB Transitio acquire, finance and administrate trains for the Swedish PTAs. Together the PTAs own Transitio trough part ownership. Primarily Transitio lease the rolling stock to regional PTAs and/or their operators. Transitio owns 24 of the 111 Öresund train units.
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. Their integrated and scalable solutions include the multi-award-winning Passenger WiFi, enabling seamless connectivity with the internet and on-board infotainment.
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.