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Alcatel-Lucent plans to install mobile and broadband on Tube network

Wednesday, June 13th 2012
London Underground passengers are set to gain access to mobile and wireless internet services while they travel.
Alcatel-Lucent plans to install mobile and broadband on Tube network
Mobile and broadband connectivity are set to be rolled out across the London Underground network, according to Alcatel-Lucent.

Speaking to the Telegraph, the global telecoms equipment firm's chief executive Ben Verwaayen revealed that the company is in talks over the possibility of installing these services across the whole network, including Tube stations and trains.

Mr Verwaayen noted that customers are currently unable to use tablets such as iPads while travelling on the Underground and insisted they should be able to do so.

"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," he explained.

The company is also looking to introduce travel information features in a bid to make it easier for passengers to get around London.

Last week, Virgin Media launched a wireless broadband service at Kings Cross, Warren Street, Oxford Circus, Green Park, Victoria and Euston Tube stations. 

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