Mount Everest 3G Services are Now in Operation at the Base Camp

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Nov 1, 2010 • References: reuters & voices.allthingsd
Mount Everest 3G services have been installed at the base camp of the world's tallest mountain, and that could be very good news for climbers who, up until now, have had to rely upon expensive and quirky satellite phones for mobile communication.

Private telecom company Ncell deployed Mount Everest 3G services -- Nepal’s first -- as part of a larger goal to increase mobile phone service delivery to the Nepalese population. At this time, only about one-third of residents have access to wireless telecom services, but Ncell aims to increase that to 90 percent over the next year. Stats for Lofty Wireless Connections Trending: Older & Chilly
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