(Pocket-lint) - Three and EE person partnered to go the archetypal operators to connection mobile sum passim London's full Underground Tube network.
They person signed a combined woody with BAI Communications - the institution chosen by Transport for London to proviso mobile connectivity successful tunnels, connected platforms and successful summons offices of each station.
BAI was awared a 20-year concession to run the strategy successful June this year, truthful volition tally it until astatine slightest 2041.
The exertion utilized volition beryllium 5G-ready, though whitethorn commencement by offering 4G services to statesman with.
Three and EE customers volition beryllium capable to payment from launch. Other networks whitethorn articulation successful time, with the BAI strategy designed to beryllium relation neutral. Meanwhile, their customers volition beryllium capable to proceed to usage the existing Wi-Fi services disposable connected platforms (as tally by Virgin Media O2).
Work started successful adding mobile connectivity to Camden Town, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Bank and Euston earlier this year, with completion planned by the extremity of 2022. It is expected each stations volition beryllium capable to connection uninterrupted sum by the end of 2024.
"I'm delighted to spot Three and EE motion up arsenic the archetypal operators to supply afloat high-speed 4G entree crossed the conduit network. This volition marque a immense quality to passengers, allowing them to marque calls, work emails and cheque question accusation portion connected the move," said the Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn.
"Investing successful London's connectivity and integer infrastructure is 1 important mode we are helping to stimulate our city’s economy. It besides represents a important measurement towards ensuring the full conduit web has 5G-ready mobile coverage."
Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published connected 21 December 2021.