Tuesday, March 22, 2005


Cellular connectivity on the London Underground by 2008 - wonderful. Why not? There's fiber, electricity and millions of mobile users down there, afterall. Brokers should immediately return to their spreadsheets and pencil in a 20% increase in MoU for UK cellcos, and Londoners everywhere should be proud to know that, within only three years, they will be on a par with the experience of Beijing subway riders at least two years ago (based on my personal experience). Frankly, the "text-o-rism" threat mentioned in this report is risible, next to the daily reality of potential incendiary/gas/pathogenic mayhem which is obvious to any thinking user of the Tube. There is also no mention of the greatly enhanced ability to alert the emergency services which such connectivity would offer.

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