9/9/2008 1:41:00 PM
O2 brings coverage to Glasgow’s underground
O2 has start using new antenna technology that allows customers to use their handsets on the Glasgow underground on both 2G and 3G.
The deal between Arqiva and Stracthcycle Partnership for Transport will make O2 services available at five of the city’s busiest stops, Buchanan Street, St Enoch, Kelvinbridge, Hillhead and Partick. Technoloby installed could later be used to extend the underground coverage.
The installation will go live in December and may be a president for other Underground networks to follow.
Derek McManus, O2 chief technology officer, said: ‘This is the first time that any mobile phone network in the UK has implemented a service like this and O2 is delighted to be giving its customers the first chance to communicate on the underground. Ultimately, this is about providing O2 customers with the best customer experience and if this means that they can continue conversations on underground platforms or can text friends to say that they’ll be arriving in five minutes, then we’ve successfully provided a better service.'