Climbers from the Chinese side to Mount Everest can now enjoy 5G High-Speed Service on the world’s highest-altitude base station in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet, the state media announced on Friday. Established at an altitude of 6,500 metres, the base station that became operational on Thursday is located at the Mount Everest advance base camp, the highest peak in the world, as per the state-run telecommunications giant China Mobile.
Together with two others previously established at altitudes of 5,300 meters and 5,800 meters respectively, the base station recognizes the complete coverage of Mount Everest’s 5 G signal on the north ridge as well as the summit, said Xinhua news agency. The Global Times quoted authorities connected with the project as suggesting that the cost of running five 5 G stations could exceed 10 million yuan (USD 1.42 million) in the extremely difficult terrain.
The 5 G stations would help connect easier to mountaineers from around the world. This could also be effective in saving staff and researchers, it said. Located on the border between China and Nepal, Mount Everest does have an altitude of more than 8,840 meters, with its northern portion in the Tibet Autonomous Region prefecture of Xigaze.
5G High-Speed Service is the fifth generation of Wi-Fi technology. 5 G provides more space and network flexibility in addition to higher speeds. Also, paving the way for a world of driverless vehicles, more mobile and smartphones. Further, high-definition connectivity for virtual meetings and telemedicine. Zhou Min, general manager of China Mobile’s Tibet branch. It said the facility would provide telecommunication for mountain climbing. Also, scientific testing, environmental monitoring and live streaming of high definition activities.
5G Base Station is at 5,800 Meters
5 G network construction is in conjunction with the peak height calculation, which officially started Thursday. The base station is planned to serve the base camp area at 5,300 metres. When 5 G is commercially accessible, climbers, visitors and local residents. It is in the base camp area will be able to use the service, the study said.
Temporary base stations are the base stations at 5,800 meters. Also, at 6,500 meters above sea level to provide signal coverage over the climbing path to the summit. The base stations schedule to demolish once the elevation survey completes in 2020, the Xinhua study state. Elsewhere, Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant states it’s a partner with China Telecom to set up. It is on the world’s highest 5 G base station at 6500 meters altitude.
The 5 G download speed reached 1.66 Gbps at an altitude of 5.300 meters. It is where the upload speed peaked at 215 Mbps, he said. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Mount Everest’s first successful entry from the northern slope. Also, the 45th anniversary of Mount Everest’s first official accurate measurement and announcement. The 5 G network on Mount Everest will provide connectivity services. It is for this 2020 re-measurement of Mount Everest is of great importance, the statement added.