Deal ensures comprehensive London Underground 4G

10/01/2022

Three UK and EE have agreed a deal with BAI Communications and Transport for London (TfL) to provide high-speed mobile connectivity across the whole London Underground network for the first time.

According to a statement, all ticket halls, platforms and tunnels across the current Tube network will have 4G and 5G-ready mobile coverage as a result of the deal. Coverage on platforms and in tunnels on the new Elizabeth Line are planned to go live next year.

BAI has said that all mobile operators will be able to access the London Underground Wi-Fi as well as the company’s neutral host mobile network.

Speaking of the roll-out, London mayor Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted to see Three and EE sign up as the first operators to provide full high-speed 4G access across the Tube network. This will make a huge difference to passengers, allowing them to make calls, read emails and check travel information while on the move.

“Investing in London’s connectivity and digital infrastructure is one important way we are helping to stimulate our city’s economy. It also represents a significant step towards ensuring the whole Tube network has 5G-ready mobile coverage.”

Billy D’Arcy, CEO of BAI Communications UK, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Three and EE as our launch partners and the first operators. This is an important next step on the project’s journey which will allow passengers to move around the capital more smartly, safely, and securely.”

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