Mount Everest now has 4G coverage


As of now, even the climbers of Mount Everest will be able to stream the view from the mountain, after the technology companies deployed LTE TDD – a 4G wireless technology – at a base station from which mountaineers climb to the summit. China Mobile demonstrated the service in June 2013, by live HD video streaming from 5,200 meter high 4G site.


David Wang, president of Huawei Wireless Networks said, “Bringing 4G to Mount Everest marks an important milestone in global LTE TDD development. We are very excited to make this possible, and look forward to working with more operators worldwide to bring high-speed mobile broadband services anytime and anywhere.” Earlier, China Mobile and Huawei have worked on the mobile coverage and two companies were also part of a project to create GSM coverage on the mountain.

The GSM coverage was being prepared for a leg of the 2008 Olympic Games torch relay. Since then, the GSM stations at the Mount Everest base camp have continued to operate and the mobile coverage, together with the new 4G, is meant to protect the mountain climbers.

The other parts of the region have also been covered by Huawei, with 4G solutions through integrated equipment rooms, microwave transmission and 4G devices.