Mayor of London Boris Johnson has revealed plans to offer mobile signal in the London Underground before the start of the Olympics.
According to the Sunday Telegraph, Transport for London (TfL) has joined with Boris Johnson to try and persuade mobile network carriers to foot the bill for the project.
They hope that the network carriers will be able to install, run and maintain mobile coverage network and equipment in the London Underground tube network, before the beginning of the London Olympic Games in 2012.
Johnson, while addressing the City Hall, maintained that the government does not want to put further pressure on tax payers by asking them to pay for the cost of development, saying that he hopes large mobile companies including Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile, Orange and 3 will help with its installation.
“TfL and the Mayor of London are currently in discussions with mobile phone operators and other suppliers about the potential provision of mobile phone services on the deep Tube network. Discussions are ongoing,” said a spokesman for the Greater London Authority (GLA).