Both networks are signing up to provide customers with Wi-Fi on the underground
EE and Vodafone have signed a deal with Virgin Media to let their customers benefit from the latter’s Wi-Fi system on the London tube.
EE and Vodafone will become wholesale partners in the underground Wi-Fi scheme, allowing customers to surf wirelessly when at underground stations.
Some 72 underground stations have Virgin Wi-Fi already, with another 20 expected to have the service go live in December, and a further 28 to receive Wi-Fi early next year (for a total of 120).
Non-Virgin, EE and Vodafone users will still be able to use the Wi-Fi service in a limited fashion to check TfL transport information, and access bits of selected London news too.
Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, commented: “Wi-Fi on London Underground has been an incredible success with over 700,000 people already online and a remarkable million sessions every day.”
“We’re rolling out the service to reach even more stations throughout London, from Camden Town to Clapham Common and, thanks to our partnership with EE and Vodafone, the majority of Tube users can stay connected for no extra cost.”