London,
08
January
2014
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00:00
Europe/London

Channel tunnel set for superfast 4G mobile from EE

  • EE committed to building 4G network for Channel Tunnel, aiming to be complete by summer 2014
  • 2G and 3G also being enabled by EE to provide full mobile phone call and mobile data services for all EE customers

EE, the UK’s most advanced communications 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 4GEE 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.”

For more information, please visit www.ee.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors

2G and 3G services will also be offered by Vodafone from March 2014.

4GEE is now available in 160 UK towns and cities – Aberdeen, Accrington, Aldershot, Altrincham, Amersham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Ashford, Ashton-under-Lyne, Aylesbury, Barnsley, Bath, Basildon, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bedford, Belfast, Benfleet, Berkhamsted, Bicester, Billericay, Bingley, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Bradford , Braintree, Brentwood, Brighton, Bristol, Burton upon Trent, Caerphilly, Camberley, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coalville, Caldicot, Canvey Island, Carlisle, Crawley, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chepstow, Chester, Chester-le-Street, Chorley, Colchester, Coventry, Cwmbran, Darlington, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dudley, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Gerrards Cross, Gillingham, Glasgow, Gloucester, Grays, Grimsby, Guildford, Halifax, Harlow, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Hinckley, Hitchin, Houghton-le-Spring, Horsham, Huddersfield, Hull, Ipswich, Kenilworth, Leatherhead, Leeds, Leicester, Letchworth, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Luton, Lytham St Annes, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Marlow, Merthyr Tydfil, Milton Keynes, Middlesbrough, Newbury, Newcastle, Newcastle Under Lyme, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Pontefract, Portsmouth, Preston, Rayleigh, Reading, Redcar, Redhill, Reigate, Rochdale, Rochester, Rotherham, Runcorn, Sale, Sevenoaks, Sheffield, Shipley, Slough, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, Southport, Stevenage, St Albans, Stafford, Stockport, Stoke, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Swansea, Swindon, Telford, Thame, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Walsall, Warrington, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Weston-super-Mare, West Bromwich, Wigan, Windsor, Woking, Wolverhampton and Worksop, York.

Double speed 4GEE is available in 20 cities - Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

For more information, please contact the EE press team on:

ee@nelsonbostock.com

0845 373 7070

About EE

EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. With approximately 15,000 employees and 600 retail stores, EE serves more than 27 million customers on EE, Orange and T-Mobile mobile and broadband plans.

EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, having introduced the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in 2012. EE's 4G coverage reaches almost 70% of the UK population. EE’s 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.

EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, Fastest Network at the 2013 uSwitch Awards, Best Network at the 2013 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and What Mobile Awards, Network Innovation at the 2013 Recombu awards and Best Network for Business at the 2013 Mobile Industry awards.

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