EE committed to building 4G network for Channel Tunnel, aiming to be complete by summer 2014, as well as 2G and 3G
EE, the UK mobile telecoms and data company, today announced that the Channel Tunnel will be covered by superfast 4GEE mobile services by summer 2014.
The 35 minute journey underground from the UK to France is going to be enhanced for commuting business workers and holidaymakers through access to the superfast 4G EE network. The time underground can be spent online preparing for meetings, checking emails, planning travel routes, researching a holiday destination or watching streamed movies.
Around 20 million people travel through the Channel Tunnel each year, either on the Eurotunnel shuttle in their cars or lorries or on a Eurostar train.
2G and 3G services are also set to go live in the North Running Tunnel (UK to France) in March 2014.
EE CTO Fotis Karonis said: 'We're proud to offer customers a superfast 4G service when they're travelling from the UK into Europe. It's another technology first for EE, and it's one that will make a big difference to business workers and people going away on holiday. Being connected is such an important part of travelling now and this will be another route we've covered with 4G, making a huge difference to millions of customers who can now make the most of their journey time.'