More 4G & 5G Connectivity on London Underground
Virgin Media O2 and Vodafone struck a deal with BAI Communications to provide 4G and 5G connectivity on the London underground.
10:01 12 July 2022
BAI Communications is in the process of building a neutral host network on the London underground to allow passengers to have 4G and 5G access during their commute. The firm, which has already reached agreements with Three and EE, has recently struck a deal with Virgin Media 02 and Vodafone.
Vodafone UK CEO Ahmed Essam said:“The UK needs world class digital infrastructure, and bringing 4G and 5G to the London Underground is a big part of that. 4G on the eastern stretch of the Jubilee line is already making a huge difference to our customers, and we’re proud to continue our investment in keeping consumers and businesses connected across more parts of London.”
“With our 5G network already reaching two-thirds of Londoners, this investment will bring next-generation mobile connectivity deep underground for the first time ever, giving our customers a seamless service while on the move,” added Lutz Schüler, Virgin Media O2 CEO.
“We’ve already invested hundreds of millions of pounds in the capital to expand and upgrade our fixed and mobile networks which has accelerated London’s transformation into a cutting-edge digital hub, fuelling growth and connecting communities to gigabit services.”