Imagine Internet access at some place where its availability was not possible before. TeliaSonera subsidiary Ncell has completed installation of a 3G base station at 5,200 meters that is 17,000 feet of the highest mountain in the world Mount Everest.
How exciting is it for the climbers to update their Facebook or Twitter statuses climbing this giant mountain in Nepal. It will be more exciting if they go for the highest video call or uploading the videos on YouTube while climbing. Previously, visitors had to rely on satellite phones to make calls.
Ncell Nepal chief Pasi Koistinen said: “The coverage of the network will reach up to the peak of the Everest,”. The elevation of Mount Everest is 8,848 m (29,029 ft).
Nepali mobile network operator Ncell’s installation of a 3G network will also provide its services to the people living in this area known as Khumbu Valley.
Ncell has already gone through the process of testing by making the world’s higest video call ar 17,388 feet.
“This achievement is as mighty as the altitude as 3G high speed internet will bring faster, more affordable telecommunication services to the people living in the Khumbu Valley, trekkers, and climbers alike,” said TeliaSonera CEO, Lars Nyberg.