Mount Everest gets 4G connectivity

Announcing the development, Huawei revealed that work was completed last month and users can now access 4G services like streaming live HD videos from the base camp on the mountain. According to David Wang, president of Huawei Wireless Networks, said, “Bringing 4G to Mount Everest marks an important milestone in global LTE development.”

Wang said that successful deployment of 4G on Mount Everest showcases 4G’s global potential and the impact it was having on global telecom markets. Having 4G connectivity at the base camp is definitely a milestone but, there is a long way to go before the services are made available at the top of the mountain which is another 3kms higher.

Mt. Everest already has 3G connectivity, thanks to the work for 2008 Olympics Games torch relay and users not having 4G smartphones can always use the 3G connectivity.

Press release can be found here.