English Channel Tunnel Communications Project


Folkestone, Kent, England


1990 – 1994

Engagement Type

Network Consulting Services

SaskTel International (SI) completed a four year commitment to the largest construction project of the 20th century, the English Channel Tunnel project.

SI led the design, system and management audit, as well as the installation and commissioning of telecommunications and control systems, for the project. Specifically, SI designed and installed the telecommunications and intricate control systems for the 60 kilometer tunnel and train terminals on both the English and French sites. SI also designed the Data Transmission System, which controls the entire Channel Tunnel complex.

The end result was a leading-edge communications system that connected England and France.

English Channel Tunnel Communications Project