Icomera, the company which provides Wi-Fi on trains in the UK and Sweden, has announced that it has signed up its one millionth customer, nd is adding 23,000 new users each week. They have over 130 trains in use in the two countries.
The GNER service, running on the East Coast Mainline, began in 2004, and provides wireless Internet using satellite and 3G technology linked to hotspots in each train carriage.
In December, GNER’s contract is taken over by National Express, who intends to provide free Internet access to all its passengers.
“With more than 130 trains installed in Sweden and the UK, we continue to see a steady increase in the number of users and also the average session time, which tells us that many prefer the comfort of the train and the possibility to stay online for work or recreation, rather than lost time spent in planes and cars,” said Frederik Gustafsson, Icomera’s CEO.
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