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Mobile coverage coming to Mount Everest

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Mount Everest
Mount Everest getting mobile coverage? Huawei Technologies has been selected by China Mobile to install a GSM Base Station on Mount Everest because its station can run on a solar power supply and has satellite communications capability. The base station will be positioned at 6,500 meters, creating a mobile telecommunication network that reaches the base camp and main route to Everest’s summit. The installation is prepared for the Beijing Olympics 2008 Torch Relay Team which will reach the summit for the opening ceremony. Besides benefiting Beijing Olympics, the base station will also help other mountaineers who love to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain.

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