TfL said that once works are complete “customers will be able to make calls wherever they are on the Underground, check the latest travel information, keep on top of their emails, catch up on social media and live stream videos, transforming the passenger experience and securing London’s transformation into a smart city”.
The BAI network will also host a new Emergency Services Network, which will provide first responders with “immediate access to life-saving data, images and information in live situations and emergencies on the frontline”.
Commenting on the news Shashi Verma, chief technology officer at TfL, said:
“Mobile connectivity across the stations and tunnels across the Tube network will help our customers stay connected more easily as well as work, shop and stay in touch on the move.
“I’m delighted that all four major mobile operators are set to provide high-speed, uninterrupted 4G coverage on the Tube.
“We are working hard with BAI Communications to get the next stations completed by the end of the year so our customers can benefit as soon as possible.”