By 2024, the London Underground will have full 4G and 5G coverage for Brits

By 2024, the London Underground will have full 4G and 5G coverage for Brits

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  • But wait — infrastructure is all well and good, but not very useful unless you have mobile providers, you know, actually providing the signal. Well, the good news is that all four major UK carriers have now agreed to join that particular adventure, so whenever BAI is ready to press the big green buttons for each new section, most London Underground travellers will instantly get 4G.

  • A 20-year contract was given to communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications by Transport for London last year. The first objective is for BAI to have complete 4G coverage throughout the London Underground by 2024. The eastern part of the Jubilee Line has begun to be worked on, and the following five stations to receive service are Bank, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Euston, and Camden Town.

The news comes as Vodafone and Virgin MediaO2 agreed to sign on, after EE and Three were already on board. Since the Tube is such a prominent means of transportation for Londoners, it’s obviously that it’s long overdue for some stable signal upgrades. As Vodafone UK CEO Ahmed Essam put it — it’s an important step in building a world-class digital infrastructure in the UK.

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