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Vodafone is first operator set to bring network to the Jubilee line

October 24, 2019

Underground downloads and streaming available from spring 2020

Vodafone is set to be the first UK operator to pilot 4G connectivity in tunnels and at station platforms on the eastern end of the Jubilee line, thanks to a new agreement with Transport for London (TfL). Vodafone customers will be able to make calls, stream video and download files on the Tube from spring 2020. There is also potential for 5G connectivity in the future.

The London Underground is one of the biggest remaining ‘not spots’ for mobile coverage in the capital, one that Vodafone is determined to help remedy.

Bringing 4G to passengers on the Jubilee line, from North Greenwich to Westminster, is a significant undertaking. 50-100 engineers will work nights for six months to install and test huge amounts of equipment, such as 16,000km of fibre optic cable.

The partnership between Vodafone and TfL came as Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, formally opened Vodafone’s new digital hub, The Speechmark. Located in the thriving Bankside area of London, The Speechmark is minutes away from Southwark station – one of the eight Jubilee line stations set to benefit.

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Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. Today we serve over 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%. Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, we are rolling out full fibre broadband across 12 towns and cities in partnership with CityFibre, reaching one million homes and business by 2021.

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