Mobile and broadband
connectivity to be introduced on Tube network
In what appears to be a technological revolution of the
famed London transport system in 2012, French telecoms firm
Alcatel-Lucent is in talks to introduce mobile and broadband
connectivity across the entire Tube network.
The announcement follows recent trial
runs of wi-fi access in a couple of London train stations.
Tests proved successful and it is expected that full wi-fi
access will be rolled out later this year.
Chief executive of Alcatel-Lucent Ben
Verwaayen said: ‘you can’t use your iPad today everywhere in
the London Underground. You should, so that’s what we’re
doing. We help to make sure that the coverage is there. You
sit there in the train and you want to work in the train.
That’s what we’re doing’.
Although the final dates and cost for
the proposals are yet to be revealed, it represents yet
another fantastic addition to one of the most efficient
transport networks in the world.
It will help optimise your experience
in the capital, particularly for those enjoying a break in
one of the fine
London hostels, who will be able to update loved ones
whilst on the move.
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