By Jay Jay
Eurotunnel has formally announced the rollout of 4G services in its 32-mile stretch starting this Friday.
Collaboration between mobile network operations EE, O2, Vodafone and Bouygues Telecom has enabled the 4G services to be made available across the entire stretch of the tunnel. Michel Boudoussier, CEO of Eurotunnel, 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."
Data downloads speeds from mobiles may reach up to and over 50 Mbps at peak rates, a speed quite comparable to the ones we enjoy in our homes. For corporates and businessmen, the announcement would serve as a boon with fast data transfers, smooth video conferencing and unhindered streaming, turning the Eurostar into a much more lucrative proposition than flights in future.
A live concert by French musical group Archimede signaled the onset of mobile 4G services in the tunnel.