Mount Everest Gets Connected to Internet via Ncell

By on Oct 30, 2010 in Internet Comments

Good news for Mt. Everest Climbers because the top of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, has now the capability of connecting to the internet. This was claimed by a Nepalese telecom group last Thursday.

Ncell, a subsidiary of Swedish phone giant TeliaSonera, said that they set up a high-speed third-generation (3G) phone base station at an altitude of 17,000 feet (5,200 meters), near Gorakshep village in the Everest region.

“Today we made the [world’s] highest video call from Mount Everest base camp successfully. The coverage of the network will reach up to the peak of the Everest,” Ncell Nepal chief Pasi Koistinen said in Kathmandu.

It will help thousands of tourists and climbers to connect to the internet. Climbers will not have to use costly satellite phones in order to communicate in those areas.

So Mount Everest climbers could give live information about their climb updates via the internet. Lost climbers will be lessen since they could also use the Maps that could be downloaded via internet and use the GPS to know their exact location.

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