London, March 3: The Channel Tunnel that passes 250 feet under the seabed and connects Britain with France will soon get mobile phone coverage, The Telegraph reported Saturday.
Eurotunnel, which manages the 37-km link between Folkestone (Britain) and Calais (France), has announced a deal with telecom providers after a French technology group worked out how to link the tunnel with mobile signals.
Passengers will be able to receive signals from July.
A spokesman for the French industry ministry said the new “3G and 2G enabled” system would go live in July, in time for the London Olympics.
An official signing of the agreement between Eurotunnel and four mobile operators is due to take place later this month, in the presence of eric Besson, the French industry minister, the newspaper added.