Eurotunnel is preparing to introduce 3G and 2G mobile services to passengers travelling through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France.
The company, which manages the tunnel, will announce an agreement with four mobile operators to have the system up and running in July, The Telegraph reported on Friday. The plan is to have the undersea mobile coverage operational in time for the London 2012 Olympics.
A Eurotunnel spokesman told ZDNet UK on Monday that the report was accurate, but the company would not give any more details ahead of an official announcement on Tuesday.
The undersea leg of the Eurostar journey, between Folkestone and Calais, lasts around 20 minutes.
It remains to be seen at which point services will switch from 'domestic' to 'roaming' — a changeover that could have particularly heavy financial consequences for those using the 3G data service.