Mount Everest Getting Cell Service

Susan Hall

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


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.

Add Comment      Leave a comment on this blog post

Post a comment





(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.



Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.

Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making


SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data