Berlin subway to get LTE by mid-2019

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The Berlin subway will have LTE coverage by mid-2019, state economy senator Ramona Pop (Green) told the Berliner Morgenpost. “We are now supporting the expansion of the fast Internet,” said Pop. Berlin subway lte

The state government has agreed to help finance the project at the public transport company BVG.

A BVG spokesperson confirmed the plans for 4G coverage, but she did not commit to mid-2019. The construction work could be completed in the course of a year and would be carried out, if anyway craftsmen were working in the tunnels. During the installation, subways could not or only at walking pace, it said.

O2 Germany has already deployed LTE transmission equipment on two lines in the south of the city as a test of the system. The paper’s sources said O2 should get the contract for covering the rest of the lines, and the other operators could then share its infrastructure. Berlin subway lte

BVG is pleased about fast internet for all passengers Berlin subway lte

Fast Internet access is an important comfort feature for our passengers,” says Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, Chairman of the Board of BVG. “In our underground stations, we have already created an excellent offer for this with the free “BVG Wi-Fi”. We are very pleased that LTE will soon be available for all passengers on the entire underground network, including the many tunnels”.

What is the difference between U-Bahn and S-Bahn in Berlin?

The U-Bahn or Untergrundbahn (underground railway) are conventional rapid transit systems that run mostly underground, while the S-Bahn or Stadtschnellbahn (city rapid railway) are commuter rail services, that may run underground in the city center and are classified as metro railways.


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