Huawei and China Mobile have successfully deployed 4G LTE network at Mount Everest. At the world’s highest peak with 5,200 meters above sea level, at Mount Everest 4G LTE TDD network coverage is now available for all the mountaineers.
On providing 4G LTE support at Mount Everest, 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.”
At a gathering of 200 guests, China Mobile has showcased a live HD video streaming from a Mount Everest base camp to the event venue. This certainly states that with the help of new technology, long distance cannot be a barrier in nowadays. Huawei has stated that it has already delivered 4G solutions to other parts of the region including EPC, integrated equipment rooms, BTS, microwave transmission and 4G devices.
In the year 2008 parallel with Olympic Games torch relay, Huawei, China Mobile and other concerns were partnered to provide GSM network at Mount Everest. Huawei has stated in a statement that its “GSM base stations at the Mount Everest base camp have operated smoothly ever since and continue to provide visitors with mobile services.”
Huawei has claimed that by the month of May this year, the concern has deployed LTE TDD solutions for nearly 40 operators in Asia, the Middle East, North America, South America, Western Europe, Russia and Africa.