Mountaineers climbing the Mount Everest from the Chinese side will now be able to enjoy 5G speed.
The world’s highest-altitude base station began its operation in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet.
According to a media report on Friday, it has been revealed that the base station, built at an altitude of 6,500 metres, became operational on Thursday.
Chinese telecom giant China Mobile informed that it is located at the advance base camp of Mount Everest
“The base station, along with another two that were previously built at altitudes of 5,300 metres and 5,800 metres respectively, realises the full coverage of 5G signal of Mount Everest on the north ridge as well as the summit,” The Hindu reported.
Officials have further informed that the cost of building five 5G stations could reach to USD 1.42 million.
It is expected that these 5G stations would help mountaineers from across the world communicate better.
It is also expected that the 5G services would prove helpful for rescuing workers and researchers.