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c2c Essex Thameside Railway Route PR 190324

19th March, 2024 (1 Comment)

Mobile network analyst firm Streetwave and train operator c2c have today published the results of a new real-world benchmark, which examined the mobile network (2G to 5G) performance of EE (BT), O2 (Virgin Media), Vodafone and Three UK across the Essex Thameside Railway route. Overall, EE customers get the best experience.

29th January, 2024 (3 Comments)

The London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has reported that their joint project to deploy new 4G / 5G mobile network infrastructure into train tunnels outside London King’s Cross station has reached a key milestone, with a new (bespoke) antenna being installed inside the Gasworks and Copenhagen tunnels.

Sky Mobile UK

21st November, 2023 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator Sky Mobile has today announced that their 4G and 5G mobile services are being extended into many parts of the London Underground, which most likely reflects an expected extension of their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with O2 (VMO2).

27th October, 2023 (13 Comments)

OneWeb (Eutelsat), CGI and Icomera have just conducted their first demonstration of connecting a moving railway train in North Yorkshire (England), which harnessed backhaul capacity via their constellation of ultrafast broadband satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to feed onboard connectivity via a 5G mobile network.

london tube train network rail tfl uk

26th September, 2023 (3 Comments)

Transport for London (TfL) – in partnership with Boldyn Networks – today confirmed that Euston station on the Charing Cross branch platforms has today become the latest place on the London Underground to go live with 4G and 5G mobile (mobile broadband) cover, which customers of EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK will benefit from.


22nd May, 2023 (35 Comments)

The UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has hinted that the ability of railway commuters to access free onboard public WiFi while travelling could be cut to help pay for the train service itself, which is said to be unsustainable in its current form.


2nd May, 2023 (17 Comments)

Mobile network analysts at Streetwave have published the results of a new survey, which examined the mobile signal quality on the London (England) to Edinburgh (Scotland) train route. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the route was found to suffer from various “not-spots“, while EE’s network performed the best for mobile broadband.

virgin media engineer jacket close up

5th April, 2023 (7 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Media and O2, specifically those who enjoy connecting to their public WiFi service on the London Underground, have been left confused after the operator suddenly closed the service on 31st March 2023. The move is not quite what many were expecting to occur.

trains and railways uk

15th February, 2023 (1 Comment)

Network operator Neos Networks has today been named as the preferred bidder for Network Rail’s Project Reach, which among other things could see them invest in the design and build of a new trackside fibre optic communications network. This could also help to improve UK gigabit broadband and 5G mobile coverage.


1st February, 2023 (17 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has announced that they’ve upgraded their new 4G mobile network on the London Underground by enabling the latest ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband connectivity, which will initially only be live across three stations – Archway and Tufnell Park (Northern line), as well as Notting Hill Gate (Central line).

london tube train network rail tfl uk

23rd December, 2022 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today followed the earlier announcements from EE and Vodafone by confirming that their 4G (mobile broadband) network is also now live across six new stations on the London Underground (tube) network (here), covering parts of both the Central and Northern lines.

london underground tube

21st December, 2022 (6 Comments)

Broadband and mobile operators EE (BT) and Vodafone have announced that they’ve extended their 4G network on the London Underground to include six more stations, covering parts of the Central and Northern lines, which reflects a partnership with BAI Communications. This builds on their already live coverage on the eastern half of the Jubilee Line.


4th November, 2022 (13 Comments)

The South Western Railway and telecoms firm Evo-rail (FirstGroup) recently announced the people travelling on a 70km long stretch of their Main Line into London – between Basingstoke and Earlsfield – would be the first to benefit from the rollout of new rail-side 5G poles (masts) that will be used to deliver “superfast” onboard WiFi.


20th July, 2022 (45 Comments)

The CEO of UK ISP 4th Utility, Tony Hughes, has today said that access to reliable broadband should be a basic human right and that now is the time for the Government to “rethink” their investment in the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project. Instead, Tony believes that such funding should be diverted to upgrade broadband infrastructure.

train wifi mobile internet connectivity uk

8th July, 2022 (1 Comment)

Mobile and broadband providers Vodafone and O2 (VMO2) have today become the last two major UK network operators to reach a special deal with infrastructure firm BAI Communications (BAI), which will enable them to deploy 4G and 5G based mobile services across the entire London Underground (stations and tunnels).

trains and railways uk

10th May, 2022 (12 Comments)

Two investment groups – one including Neos Networks (bidding alongside Cellnex) and the other Virgin Media (bidding alongside Nokia and Jacobs) – have reportedly been approved to bid on the £1bn auction of 10,000 miles worth of Network Rail‘s trackside cable network. The winner could use this to improve gigabit broadband and 5G cover.

london tube train network rail tfl uk

7th April, 2022 (10 Comments)

Infrastructure firm BAI Communications (BAI) has announced the completion of the first milestone of its rollout of 4G and 5G-ready mobile (mobile broadband) coverage across the London Underground, which introduces uninterrupted coverage on the eastern section of the Jubilee Line. But only EE (BT) and Three UK have signed to use it.

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