Published: 10th Jul 2013
Wireless broadband is now available at the summit of Mount Everest.
Climbers will be able go online at the top of the tallest mountain the the world after China Mobile and Huawei joined forces to introduce a super-fast 4G service at the natural wonder.
David Wang, president of Huawei Wireless Networks, said the move represents a significant milestone in the development of broadband technology.
"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," he added.
The network is provided by a base station that is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres above sea level.
Mount Everest is located on the border of Nepal and China and is roughly eight times taller than Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis.
An ideal way to go online in the remotest parts of the UK and Ireland is satellite broadband, which can provide a reliable super-fast connection regardless of location.
Posted by Mark Wynn
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