London’s tube to have full mobile access by 2024
ITS (UK) Executive Member Transport for London has announced it’s appointed BAI Communications to deliver full 4G mobile communications across the tube network.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan says key central stations such as Oxford Circus and Euston will benefit by the end of next year.
TfL says BAI Cwill enable mobile coverage on the whole Tube network, helping to remove one of the most high-profile mobile ‘not-spots’ in the UK, and that the concession will see a backbone of mobile and digital connectivity established across London.
Uninterrupted 4G mobile coverage has already been introduced on the eastern half of the Jubilee line and will be expanded in phases to ticket halls, platforms and tunnels on the Tube network over the next three years, with all stations and tunnels due to have mobile coverage by the end of 2024.
Furthermore, London’s Tube tunnels will also be used to provide full fibre connectivity across the city, which can then be connected to buildings and street assets like street lighting and bus stops.
This will help to further increase mobile coverage through small mobile transmitters, as well as leveraging the power of 5G to deliver city-wide improvements and future growth.
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