GoMedia was born in 2015 out of a simple desire to make time spent on transport better (or as Egor, our Director of Engineering, likes to say "Help passengers fight boredom!"). We believed an improved onboard experience would in turn improve overall customer satisfaction. (A theory that has since been born out to be true across multiple clients.) With an initial focus on offering entertainment services on trains, the timing was right – on-board Wi-Fi was becoming ubiquitous and smartphone ownership was now the norm.
In February 2016, GoMedia was proud to launch with its first client, Eurostar, and a few months later with Virgin Trains. Since then we have added nine more clients including National Express Coaches and TransPennine Express, and additional services. It was a natural evolution to add information services to our offering to keep passengers up to date on the progress of their current journey and help them plan their onward travel.
In 2020, GoMedia was acquired by Icomera, the global leader in mobile Internet connectivity solutions for public transport. Connecting millions of users and tens of thousands of vehicles to the Internet every day around the globe, Icomera’s connectivity offering is part of the digitalisation of public transport, which is key to improving the appeal of green mobility and reducing operating and maintenance costs. Together, GoMedia and Icomera are working to accelerate the digitalisation of public transport by creating a complete and competitive end-to-end passenger information and entertainment channel.