4G LTE now available on Mount Everest, seriously

4G LTE now available on Mount Everest, seriously
Planning on visiting Mount Everest anytime soon? Us neither, to be honest. Those who are going to see, and probably challenge, the world's highest peak, however, will have access to 4G LTE cellular connectivity. Yes, seriously, there's LTE on Mount Everest now. 

Huawei and China Mobile are the ones who deserve credit for that. Last week, they deployed their 4G LTE towers at Mount Everest base camp, located at an altitude of 5200 meters above sea level. At a ceremony to commemorate the network expansion event, the two companies demonstrated their infrastructure's capabilities in front of about 200 guests, who witnessed video being streamed live in HD over LTE straight from the Everest base camp. 


China Mobile has been offering cellular services near Mount Everest 24/7 since 2008 in partnership with Huawei. The latter is now providing 4G LTE service equipment for nearly 40 carriers throughout Asia, North America, South America, the Middle East, Western Europe, Russia, and Africa. 

source: Tech One 3

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6 Comments

1. MartianMe unregistered

Great!!!...Packing right now...

2. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Next is the moon..

3. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Uh oh. Tweets from the top of the world. Everest is going to lose all its respect...

4. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

do sum speed test...

5. MartianMe unregistered

What?.....No one is going to thumb me up?......You guys suck.

6. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

The red thumbs down was removed

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