Mount Everest Is Getting 3G Service Very Soon!

Mount Everest Is Getting 3G Service Very Soon!

Very soon, Mount Everest will no longer be the ultimate haven for those wanting to escape the connected world.

The wireless provider Ncell (owned by TeliaSonera) has successfully launched 3G services in the Mount Everest area and by the end of 2011, Ncell will provide mobile coverage to more than 90 percent of the people in Nepal.

Mobile penetration was only at 15 percent in 2008. Now, it has risen to 30 percent and the company hopes that the 3.7 million subscribers of NCell will still rice with the advent of the 3G service.

TeliaSonera plans to invest $100 million for the project. The said 3G service will provide residents in the area with much-needed access to advanced telecom services. The company's 3G base station – located at an altitude of about 17,000 feet (the highest in the world) – will enable locals, climbers, and trekkers to surf the Web, send video clips and e-mails and make calls at rates cheaper than satellite phones.

Photo source Rupert Taylor-Price

| October 30th, 2010 | Posted in 3G, Mobile Technologies, News |

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