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Press Release -- May 7th, 2014
Source: Alcatel-Lucent

[Eurotunnel Group press release] Eurotunnel completes mobile telephone and internet connections in Channel Tunnel

Paris, May 06, 2014

For its 20th Anniversary, Eurotunnel has installed British mobile telephone services inside the North Running Tunnel with the help of UK operators Vodafone, EE and O2 UK and the equipment supplier, Alcatel-Lucent, with services commencing on 6 May for Vodafone and EE, and soon for O2 UK. With the goal of improving services for customers, the fibre optic GSP-P retransmission system for 2G1 and 3G2 mobile telephone and internet which will enable passengers on board Le Shuttle and high speed passengers to use their mobile devices to make calls and use the internet inside the Channel Tunnel is similar to that installed in the South Tunnel in July 2012 (direction France-UK) by the French operators, in time for the London Olympic Games.

Eurotunnel recognises the leap made by Alcatel-Lucent, Orange, SFR and Bouygues Telecom, who made the first commitment to the project which required a perfect mastery of the techniques of radio transmission inside the first tunnel and supported the installation in the second tunnel by the British telecoms operators.

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