Nepal's state-run telecommunications company plans to erect a permanent cell tower near Mount Everest that will mean climbers will be able to make calls from the mountain, reports TopNews.in.
The story says it will have the capcity to handle 3,000 calls at a time from the area of the world's highest mountain peak using GSM or CDMA phones. Climbers previously had to use expensive satellite phones from the mountain.
Nepal Telecom plans to begin work on the tower by mid-June, according to intoMobile. Neither story is clear on whether the service will be available for this year's climbing season.