May 30, 2017

London Underground on track to offer mobile reception

A mobile phone signal will finally be available to passengers on the London Underground, with Transport for London and Sadiq Khan, the city's mayor, set to invite bids from telecoms companies after next week's general election. The company built the communications networks for the New York and Toronto underground systems and is building a new fibre network for Boston's rail and ferry users. BAI funded the installation of the network in New York and recoups the cost through contracts to provide voice and data services to US mobile phone companies. The network can then be used by all of the mobile phone networks. Network Rail, which operates the railways outside of the underground system, abandoned plans last year to sell off its telecoms network but is working with industry to boost voice and data signals for commuters.

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