4G boost for Chunnel drivers

4G boost for Chunnel drivers

Drivers who use the Channel Tunnel will now be able to watch streamed videos and download and share data as easily as at home, following the introduction of 4G mobile services, Eurotunnel says.

The availability of 4G will give people data download speeds up to 10 times faster than the existing 3G network - which enabled phone calls to be made and received, the 'Chunnel' operator said.

Travellers will now be able to listen to music, watch videos, and download and share data on phones or tablets 100m below the sea as easily as when using their home broadband.

Eurotunnel has been working with EE, O2, Vodafone and Bouygues Telecom to bring the upgraded service to travellers making the 35-minute trip from Kent to France on Le Shuttle.

Michel Boudoussier, Eurotunnel's chief operating officer, said that the new service means customers will get "incredible connectivity", and better access to mobile services.

Copyright Press Association 2014