Eurotunnel rolls out 4G mobile services for Channel travellers

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Eurotunnel has announced roll out of 4G mobile services throughout the Channel Tunnel starting Friday.

This means that those travelling through the Channel Tunnel, the underwater passage connecting the UK and France, will now be able to download data ten times faster than the existing 3G network.

With 4G upgrade, travellers can now listen to music, watch videos, and download and share data on phones or tablets 100m below the sea as easily as at home.

Michel Boudoussier, Eurotunnel’s chief operating officer, said “This new service means we can offer our customers incredible connectivity and astonishing access to mobile services, bringing better information for passengers, allowing them to remain operational and make their journey a real opportunity to relax.”

The 4G roll out is the result of the two-way collaboration between the Eurotunnel and telecommunication operators EE, O2, Vodafone and Bouygues Telecom.

British operators, Vodafone, EE and O2, are in charge of supplying the network for the north tunnel (traveling from the UK to France), while the south tunnel is covered by French operator Bouygues Télécom.

The launch of 4G in the Channel Tunnel was marked by a live concert by French pop/rock group Archimede broadcasted from the Shuttle travelling at almost 90mph.