Prague Metro expands LTE coverage

LTE services have become available at 33 stations of the Prague Metro, out of 61 underground stations in all, reports
The 4G coverage includes the Haje and Chodov stations on the C line. Another 43 metro stations are due to get LTE coverage by the end of this year.
Status of coverage of Prague metro stations by mobile signal as of 15 October 2020 (Source: DPP)

During November, the Národní třída and Náměstí Republiky stations should be further covered, thanks to which the LTE signal will be in the entire section of route B from Smíchovské nádraží to Českomoravská. In December, passengers will also see the LTE network at the Náměstí Míru, Nové Butovice and Hůrka stations. By the end of this year, the LTE signal should cover the metro in the wider center of Prague. Early next year, the high-speed LTE network will be expanded to Flora, Radlická and Jinonice stations.

The Prague metro began operation in 1974 and now has three lines with 61 stations. It currently has a transit network 65.2 kilometers long. This does not include the long-planned Metro D line.

The consortium of mobile operators and CETIN covers Prague’s 4G metro at its own expense. The construction is coordinated by T-Mobile Czech Republic.

Earlier this month Vodafone announce that their 5G work will be available in the Prague metro too.

At the moment, 5G covers the entire section from Dejvická to Muzeum on the green line, and from Smíchovské nádraží to Českomoravská on the yellow line.

The telecom operator plan to establish the network’s availability in additional stations by the end of the year, according to the statement.

Theoretically, 5G download speeds can reach up to 1 Gbps, which means seamless streaming of high-definition content like 4K video.

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