NORWAY: Oslo airport express operator Flytoget has selected Icomera to provide passenger wi-fi on its fleet of 16 Adtranz-built Class 71 EMUs operating between Gardermoen Airport, Oslo Sentral and Drammen, the supplier announced on September 7.

Operating at up to 210 km/h, the four-car units cover the 48 km between the airport and Oslo S in 22 min, with the 100 km trip to Drammen taking 60 min.

With Flytoget looking to upgrade or replace its existing connectivity infrastructure, Icomera was selected through a competitive tendering process, offering what it said was ‘the most technologically advanced and cost-effective solution’. The firm will also supply its cloud-based management tools, facilitating the remote monitoring and maintenance of the onboard wi-fi equipment.

Installation is expected to begin later this month, with the whole fleet to be fitted by early 2017.

Flytoget Chief Information Officer Toril Dyrkorn said ‘our customers tell us that stable, fast and secure wi-fi provision is an essential part of their travel’. Icomera Vice President Saeed Bashirian added that the company was ‘pleased to enter into partnership with such a forward-thinking operator’.