Three and EE deliver connectivity across entire London Underground

Leading mobile network operators Three UK and EE have agreed a deal with BAI Communications and Transport for London (TfL) to provide high-speed mobile connectivity across the whole London Underground network for the first time.

All ticket halls, platforms and tunnels across the current Tube network will have 4G and 5G-ready mobile coverage as a result of the deal, with coverage on platforms and in tunnels on the Elizabeth Line on track to go live next year.

The deal between the two networks and BAI, which was awarded a 20-year concession with TfL to deliver mobile connectivity on the Underground earlier this year, will give customers on the networks access to uninterrupted coverage whilst on the Tube and within stations.

Alongside Three and EE’s commitment, BAI said that all mobile operators will be able to access the London Underground Wi-Fi, as well as BAI’s neutral host mobile network, which can also be made available to the Emergency Services Network (ESN).

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I’m delighted to see Three and EE sign up as the first operators to provide full high-speed 4G access across the Tube network. This will make a huge difference to passengers, allowing them to make calls, read emails and check travel information while on the move. Investing in London’s connectivity and digital infrastructure is one important way we are helping to stimulate our city’s economy. It also represents a significant step towards ensuring the whole tube network has 5G-ready mobile coverage.”

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