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Ultra High Speed Mobile Communications undersea between the UK and France

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel introduced 4G mobile services in the Channel Tunnel, from 12 December.

This development will enable passengers to access content and services and will speed up data flows throughout the journey between the UK and France in both directions, 100 metres below the sea and over 100% of the network.

Bringing mobile coverage to the Channel Tunnel is a remarkable feat of technology: the equipment is installed 100m below sea level with Eurotunnel’s Shuttles running on a high speed rail network through the Tunnel. 4G will bring data download speeds up to 10 times faster than the existing 3G network. It will enable passengers, on both Le Shuttle and high speed passenger trains, to use their phone or tablet anywhere in the Tunnel to listen to music, watch videos, download and share data as easily as they can at home.

Eurotunnel Chief Operating Officer, Michel Boudoussier stated; “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”.

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