O2 to trial 4G on the London Underground
Written by: Charlotte Hathway | Published:

O2 has signed an agreement with Transport for London (TfL) to join other providers in piloting 4G on the Jubilee Line between Westminster and Canning Town.

This follows a similar announcement from Vodafone back in October. The pilot is scheduled to go live in March 2020 and aims to pave the way for a wider network rollout across the underground.

“This is a fantastic project for O2 to be a part of and shows our relentless commitment to providing our network to our customers, wherever they are. The pilot will allow us to continue working hand in hand with TfL, and other network operators, to bring connectivity to commuters across London,” commented Derek McManus, COO at O2. “This unique collaboration builds on the recent announcement of the Shared Rural Network, showing how the telecommunications industry is spearheading a more connected, mobile Britain”.

Shashi Verma, Chief Technology Officer at TfL added, “It’s great that O2 have signed up to bring their 4G network to Jubilee line customers. The London Underground network is an incredibly challenging environment in which to deliver technological improvements, but we remain on course for customers to start benefiting from our pilot from March 2020.”


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