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Huawei, China Mobile take 5G to Mount Everest

Huawei, China Mobile take 5G to Mount Everest

The installation took place on the 60th anniversary of the first successful summit to Mount Everest from the Northern slope.

Huawei joined forces with China Mobile to bring 5G connectivity to Mount Everest with a base station at an altitude of 6,500 meters. Huawei will enable China Mobile to run its dual Gigabit network.

Using its end-to-end solutions, Huawei built five base stations located at base camp (5,300 metros), the transition camp (5,800 metros) and the forward camp (6,500 meters).

The company in a statement said “Huawei strongly believes that technology means to make the world better. The beauty of Mount Everest can be displayed via 5G high-definition video and VR experience, which also provides further insights for mountaineers, scientists and other specialists into the nature. The ground-breaking establishment on Mount Everest once again proves that 5G technology connect mankind and the Earth harmoniously.”

The team that installed the infrastructure comprised of 150 engineers, network analysts, construction workers, and a couple of Yaks that took the 8-ton equipment to the highest base camp. Almost 25 kilometers of fiber optic cables were laid for this highest 5G antenna installation project.

The installation took place on the 60th anniversary of the first successful summit to Mount Everest from the Northern slope. It was also the 45th anniversary of China’s very first official accurate measurement of the height of the peak.

The move is highly symbolic as it shows that the two companies remain committed to forward their technology despite of the current challenges due to COVID-19. Currently, 5G technology is mostly available in mega cities like Shanghai and Beijing.

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