Virgin Media O2 launches 4G and 5G services on selected sections of the London Underground, powered by Nokia hardware and IRIS team support
Virgin Media O2 has brought high-speed mobile connectivity to the London Underground for the first time by introducing 4G and 5G services on selected sections of the Central and Northern Lines. The IRIS team assisted in implementing Nokia hardware, which enabled the seamless provision of fast mobile connectivity to customers travelling through these stations.

Customers travelling between Queensway and Holland Park on the Central Line can enjoy seamless 4G and 5G connectivity in tunnels, while Notting Hill station is now a full 5G station, with the latest mobile network available on Central Line platforms and in ticket halls. 

Additionally, 4G and 5G services are now live throughout Kentish Town station, and the works completed today bring 5G to Archway and Tufnell Park stations on the Northern Line. 

The rollout is part of a wider project with Transport for London and BAI Communications, aiming to bring full mobile connectivity to London Underground stations and tunnels, enabling customers to access the latest travel information, stream videos, and check emails while on the move. 

Virgin Media O2 plans to expand the service in the coming months, and by the end of 2024, 4G services will be available across the entire Tube network, while many stations and tunnels will boast ultrafast 5G services.

Theo Blackwell, London’s Chief Digital Officer, said: 

“It’s great to see 5G mobile connectivity now available at a number of Tube stations, proving that the state-of-the-art technology being installed across the network is already future-proofed and adaptable for the next generation of mobile signal. The Mayor committed to Londoners that we would deliver 4G throughout the Tube network as part of his determination to build a better London for everyone and today marks the latest step forward as we work to improve digital connectivity at home, in our high streets, public spaces and across the transport network.”

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