Icomera succeeded in its bid to install Wi-fi solutions on Ontario’s GO Transit fleet of vehicles. Metrolinx, the transportation authority serving Ontario, announced in September 2019 that it had selected Icomera to provide an end-to-end Wi-Fi solution for GO Transit’s passengers, creating an elevated onboard experience. Metrolinx launched the first GO Transit buses and trains equipped with Icomera’s centralized connectivity network platform. This large-scale project involved 1,475 installations across GO Transit’s entire fleet (943 train cars and 532 buses).
Icomera is the world’s leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport, committed to promoting green mobility. Metrolinx is an Ontario government agency created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP advised Icomera and its partners in their response to the expression of interest including advice during the pilot phase of the project and compliance issues of the final submission to Metrolinx. Post selection, the firm advised on the structuring of the project agreement including as regards regulatory matters and assisted on all relevant procurement and project risk issues including matters related to the procurement of rail and bus installation services, customer data collection and the procurement of data from telecom providers. McCarthy Tétrault LLP advised Icomera with a team led by
and which included
Eloise Gagné (business),
and Véronique Wattier-Larose (intellectual property).
Bennett Jones LLP advised Metrolinx and Go Transit throughout the project, including during the bidding and selection phase, the pilot phase involving competing bidders, and the project agreement, including structuring, drafting and negotiating all of them. The firm also advised on regulatory matters relating to the installation of telecom services, on customer data optimization and privacy, and on all relevant procurement and project risk issues. Bennett Jones LLP advised Metrolinx and Go Transit, with a team led by