Prague City Transport (DPP) has announced that works are now being finalized to provide a section of the Prague underground network by LTE, reported Mobilenet.cz. Complete coverage of the whole metro, including tunnels, is planned by the end of 2019. This autumn, DPP will implement a Wi-Fi network in one of the busiest stations, too.
The mobile signal coverage in the Prague metro is currently poor, at the 2G standard and only in the majority of metro stations.
In April, DPP agreed with a consortium of operators to provide LTE reception.
Construction works and cable installation will be performed in phases and during night hours when the metro is closed to the public (1:00 to 3:00 a.m.). The total distance between the four new stations where the cable will be installed in both directions is 11.6 km.
The costs of covering the metro stations and the tunnels amount to CZK 12 million and CZK 18 million, respectively.