Boris in advanced talks with mobile firms over getting signal on the Tube

first_img whatsapp Sunday 19 September 2010 10:11 pm Share whatsapp MAYOR of London Boris Johnson is nearing an agreement with the UK’s biggest mobile phone operators to provide a network signal on the entire Tube network by the time the Olympics come to London in 2012, it emerged at the weekend.Johnson is still in discussions with the companies over the final details of funding for the project, which City Hall reiterated yesterday would need to be borne entirely through mobile operators with no cost to fare or taxpayers.However, the preferred option is thought to be an agreement whereby the UK’s five largest mobile operators – Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile and 3 – would share the cost of installing the project.While technically possible to install network equipment in the deep-level underground tunnels and stations, project costs have so far proved prohibitively high.The Greater London Authority said yesterday that finding a solution “remains dependent on the market providing a credible proposal that satisfies both technical and commercial considerations”.Johnson’s predecessor Ken Livingstone also held talks with phone operators over installing a Tube network, but the plans never came to fruition. At the time, he said the winning operator would have to pay TfL for the privilege. Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comcenter_img KCS-content Boris in advanced talks with mobile firms over getting signal on the Tube Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img

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