Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has successful deployed 4G services on Mount Everest, some 5,200 metres above sea level.
The firm worked with China Mobile to bring services to the mountain last month, announcing it had successfully demonstrated a number of services running on the network, such as streaming live HD video from the base camp of the mountain.
David Wang, president of Huawei Wireless Networks, said the feat proved the impact 4G was having on the global telecoms market and an indication of the firm's ability to bring such services to any areas around the world.
“Bringing 4G to Mount Everest marks an important milestone in global LTE development,” he said.
“We are very excited to make this possible, and look forward to working with more operators worldwide to bring high-speed mobile broadband services anytime and anywhere.”
While the ability to access 4G at a base camp is impressive, there is still a way to go to get services to the top of the mountain, which sits another three kilometres higher at 8,848m.
It is not the first time Huawei has been up Everest, as the firm worked with China mobile to bring GSM services to the region ahead of the 2008 Olympics Games torch relay. For those without a 4G phone, there’s always 3G on the mountain to fall back on.
Huawei has recently found itself under the glare of politicians in both the US and the UK as some question its involvement in critical infrastructure projects, given its close ties to the Chinese government.
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