December 23, 2019

Mobile operators connect London's Underground with full 4G connectivity

London Underground 4G mobile signal

The four Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) to pilot full 4G connectivity for the first time on London’s Underground Jubilee Line between Canning Towns and Westminster stations.

This innovative pilot is expected to go live in March 2020 and will mark the initial steps in a process that could pave the way for a wider network rollout across the Underground, providing 4G connectivity to the 5 million commuters who use the ‘Tube’ every day.

Hundreds of miles of cabling will be installed as part of the rollout, which is part of a range of measures from Mayor Sadiq Khan to boost digital connectivity across the capital and tackle London’s areas of poor connectivity. Procurement for a concessionaire to facilitate 4G connectivity across the whole Underground network is well underway, with a look to award the contract by Summer 2020.

Notes to Editors:

For more information on TfL’s Connected Londoninitiative please click here.

For further information from TfL on the 4G pilotand concession please click here.

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