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First provider to launch 4G network in London underground
Posted on 28th October 2019 under News.
Vodafone are the first UK operator to announce that they will be working with Transport for London to lead and implement a new 4G network throughout the London Underground tunnels and station platforms. Starting at the Jubilee Line, which will stretch from Westminster to Canning Town – also covering ticket halls and public corridors.
Transport for London aim to make the 4G service available across the entirety of the London Underground by the middle of the year 2020 – meaning that commuters will be able to access a 4G network on their smart devices whilst travelling across London
Benefiting regular users of the underground by allowing them to work, stream, upload, download and most importantly take calls.
Overall the project will be expected to use between 50-100 engineers, working for six months, day and night to help achieve this, with equipment such as 2,000km of fibre optic cabling.
This will be a great improvement to London to keep people connected and safe! There are also talks of potential 5G connectivity in the future.
If you are interested in any 4G services contact DataKom to find out more – 01656 33 44 55.