China Mobile, Huawei instal 5G antennae on world’s highest mountain

* 150 personnel worked for installation of 8 tonnes of equipment on Everest

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Determined to hoist the flagship yet controversial 5G network for global acceptance and application, a joint project between Huawei and the Chinese operators, represented by China Mobile, has achieved a historic point in the telecommunications by deploying and enabling 5G coverage in Everest Mountain.

The mountain is generally regarded as the highest point on the planet and the most challenging peak for mountaineers in the entire world.

This agreement signed by Huawei and the Chinese operators aims to deploy 5G coverage throughout the Himalaya chain of mountains.

On April 19, 2020, teams from the two companies, Huawei and China Mobile, installed various telecommunication antennas to offer coverage in two Everest camps, located at 5,300 and 5,800 meters, according to Global Times.

It was learnt that in all, the adventure required the placement of five 5G NSA and SA antennas of up to 1 gigabit per second at different points in the area.

The next step in the crusade will be the installation of a new antenna placed at 6,500 meters on April 25.

In executing the task, 150 people worked for the installation of 8 tonnes of material. It was said to be a tough job for the technical personnel because of the difficult geographical conditions, coupled with the need not to further damage the environment.

However, Huawei is known for its ability to deploy data connectivity in difficult situations, stated the report.

Everest, whose peak rises to 8,848 meters above sea level, has already 4G coverage science 2013, so that mountaineers are able to carry out HD (High Definition) video transmissions to the base camps.

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