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EE and Voda subscribers to get 2G and 3G INSIDE the Channel Tunnel

4G might happen a bit later this year, so we're told

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British suits on trains hurtling along deep beneath the Channel will soon be able to continue to work online and over the phone with biz colleagues, after mobile carriers Vodafone and EE inked a 10-year deal with Eurotunnel.

The companies said that from March this year their 2G and 3G mobile services will be available to customers who travel frequently on the trains, which trundle 100 metres below sea level to destinations including Paris and Brussels.

Eurotunnel agreed similar contracts with French mobile operators Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR in 2012.

The carriers worked together to build GSM-P services in the south running tunnel, the rail network said.

EE said it hoped to bring its 4G network to the Channel Tunnel, which carries around 20 million passengers each year, by the summer.

The Financial Times reported that Telefonica-owned O2 and Three would be invited to connect their networks to the service at some unspecified point in the future.

Vodafone declined to comment on when exactly it planned to add its 4G network to the service, however. ®

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