London gets high speed mobile coverage on Underground

Transport for London has announced that London is to get high speed mobile phone coverage on the Underground.

Sadiq Khan made it a prominent part of his election campaign to promise he he would deliver on this – something which particularly appeals to young people, but will be welcome to all commuters.

High speed mobile coverage will be delivered across London Underground alongside a new full-fibre network to provide London’s homes and businesses with faster internet and better connectivity.

Going live by the end of 2022

The technology, delivered by BAI Communications, will support 4G and 5G rollout and will be the most advanced of its kind in the world, helping to support London’s economic growth. Work is now underway across the Tube network, with first stations – including Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Euston, Bank and Camden Town – going live by the end of 2022.

This follows successful rollout of 4G on the eastern half of the Jubilee line, which customers have been able to use since March last year. Agreement with BAI will provide a long-term revenue stream, which will be reinvested in transport improvements across the capital.

Customers on London Underground will be able to access full mobile connectivity and internet access within every station and tunnel, the Mayor of London has today announced.

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