China Mobile launches LTE on Mount Everest

China Mobile launches LTE on Mount Everest

China Mobile has deployed a Huawei-made LTE base station atop Mount Everest, which is 5,200 meters above sea level.

More than 200 guests were at a ceremony marking the launch of the service, and they [guests] were able to see the demo that included live HD video streaming from a Mount Everest base camp to the event venue.

In 2007, Huawei worked with China Mobile and others to realize GSM coverage on Mount Everest to prepare for a leg of the 2008 Olympic Games torch relay. Huawei’s GSM base stations at the Mount Everest base camp have operated ever since and continue to provide visitors with mobile services.

Commenting on the news, President of Huawei Wireless Networks David Wang 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.”

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