LTE coverage in the case of the BVG: a book in the subway!

A dream of many BVG-users is true: in the Future, you can check in to the U-Bahn in the rest of your Instagram Feed. Surf in the subway tunnel, the target by

LTE coverage in the case of the BVG: a book in the subway!

A dream of many BVG-users is true: in the Future, you can check in to the U-Bahn in the rest of your Instagram Feed.

Surf in the subway tunnel, the target by 2020 in the entire line network photo: Reuters

BERLIN taz | Now the dream of many Berlin*will check the inside finally come true: 24/7 in the case of Instagram, what have eaten a variety of Influencer*interior today. After work, before one is home, the new episodes of the favorite series stream. Go online Christmas shopping to do. The BVG makes it possible that in the future, really no one more to read in the subway, a book, or even needs to talk. Also the people who can afford 4G LTE Internet flat. All can be part of the deal.

So also is the Motto by the subscriber, Vodafone is. "We offer our O2 customer for some years now, a reliable LTE network in the subway. Now we enable LTE for all,“ announces Marcus Thurand, Vice President, Regional Implementation, and Engineering at Telefónica, on Tuesday morning, in between days on the U5 U-Bahn station at Alexanderplatz. LTE for all means in this case: for all clients at Telefónica, Vodafone or Telecom, so in the case of the three most popular mobile phone contract providers in Germany.

On the way from the U5 to the S-Bahn at Alex is some commuter traffic on Tuesday morning, have wondered. On the intermediate days of bands with the inscription LOB Thurand, Sigrid Nikutta, CEO of the BVG, Gerd from the East, regional head of technology at Vodafone, and Matthias poet of the Telekom stand in between the yellow Butterfly.

Nikutta, suitable to the BVG / LPP dressed in Yellow, and the three men in suits from a number of photographer*interior scan. To the side is a Buffet with lubricated rolls, vegetables, pretzels, and various beverages on chic draped wooden boxes. In the middle of the metro station, everything the heart desires for the people of the BVG and of the press. "There are really healthy things," says Nikutta, as it stands after the photo op before the Buffet. Standing tables are covered with black fabric. The really rather rancid metro station is not more suddenly looks not so dirty.

"Our customers today expect a permanent availability of the social media", so from the East. The fast Internet connection in the Berlin U-Bahn network had been a great dream of many BVGler.

The LTE coverage there is, first, on the lines U2 (Pankow to Stadtmitte), U5 (Alexanderplatz to the Tiergarten), U7 (Gneisenaustraße until Rudow) and U8 (Bernauer street to Hermann street). By the end of 2020, the providers and the BVG also want to equip the entire line network. If there are problems, if in the Rush Hour, many people surfing at the same time? "If all the people to simultaneously stream HD video, this is of course something else, as if all the shopping online," says poet.

Updated Date: 19 November 2019, 20:00

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