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Rail passengers travelling to Europe will soon be able to take advantage of super-fast mobile broadband, it has been announced.

EE is to launch 4G services in the Chunnel by summer 2014, meaning next-generation broadband will be available during the 35-minute journey between the UK and France.

According to the broadband provider, the launch of 4G services will improve the travel experience for commuting business workers and holidaymakers.

"The time underground can be spent online preparing for meetings, checking emails, planning travel routes, researching a holiday destination or watching streamed movies," EE stated.

As well as launching 4G, EE is also set to activate 2G and 3G services in the North Running Tunnel - which carries trains from the UK to France - in March 2014.

EE's Chief Technology Officer Fotis Karonis said the broadband provider will be "proud" to offer customers a super-fast 4G service when they are 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," he stated.

"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."

EE originally launched 4G mobile broadband services in the UK in October 2012. Over the last 14 months, the service provider has launched super-fast services in 160 towns and cities across Britain.

And in 20 cities, consumers and business users can take advantage of double-speed 4G services on their dongles and tablets.

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