Preparations For Further Metro Mobile Signal Under Way

The Prague Transport Company (DPP) is preparing another extension of the mobile signal in the metro. Another two dozen stations should be covered at the beginning of next year. 

Now people are able to call or connect to the Internet between Museum and Roztyly on line C and between Dejvicka and Motol Hospital on line A. The metro is due to be completely covered with mobile signal until 2022.

According to the implementation schedule, these stations will be put into trial operation during the first quarter of 2020. In the spring of next year, it will be possible to surf the Internet in 28 stations and related metro tunnels,” said DPP spokesperson Aneta Řehková.

The pilot operation has been on metro line C between Museum and Roztyly since last year. “The trial operation is still in progress and so far there have been no problems that would prevent the planned approval”.

The DPP Supervisory Board approved a contract with a consortium of operators for 20 years, wherein the first ten years operators pay out CZK 120 million to the DPP.

Currently, all 61 metro stations are covered by a mobile signal, some of which, for example, Depo Hostivař, use the signal of outdoor transmitters. In the new Metro A stations between Bořislavka and Motol, operators have introduced GSM, 3G and LTE fast Internet coverage, including tunnels.

In other stations, coverage is only provided via GSM technology which is only suitable for telephones.

Author: Lilato Madiri

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