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Scottish Trains to be Fitted with On-Board Wi-Fi

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UK based Icomera says that it has won a contract to deploy Wi Fi services in the 59 trains operated by the UK railway, First ScotRail on the busy Edinburgh Glasgow route.

The trains will be fitted with the Icomera X6 mobile access and applications router (MAAR) and a wired Ethernet network to deliver high speed Internet access to all passengers onboard.

Icomera won the 59-train contract following a competitive tender process, which included a three-month public pilot of onboard Wi-Fi services across ScotRail's route network. Passenger feedback from the pilot showed that 77% of users were satisfied with the speed and performance of the WiFi, with personal and business use found to be 72% and 28% respectively.

The entire Class 170 fleet will be fitted with Icomera's onboard Internet system on a rolling installation schedule during 2013.

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