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Bouygues Telecom Offer 4G Services in the Channel Tunnel

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From 12 December, Bouygues Telecom will be the only French operator to offer 4G services in the Channel Tunnel that links France and the UK.

Bouygues Telecom says that it was chosen by Eurotunnel, alongside other telecoms operators such as EE, O2 and Vodafone UK, since the frequencies used for 4G in the tunnel (the 1800MHz band) are those used, amongst others, by Bouygues Telecom for its own roll-out.

From now on, in the Paris to London direction (South Tunnel), Bouygues Telecom customers will be able to enjoy ultra-high-speed mobile internet at 100 metres below sea level. From May 2015, they will also benefit from a 4G roaming agreement with one of the UK operators in the North Tunnel.

"We're very proud to announce to our customers that Bouygues Telecom is part of this world first of providing 4G in the Channel Tunnel. For us, it is further proof that our decision to use the 1800MHz frequency band was a pertinent strategy," says Olivier Roussat, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Telecom.

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