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3G base stations installed on Everest

On Thursday, the Nepali mobile operator and Internet provider Ncell installed nine 3G base stations in the lower part of Mount Everest. Below all is the station in Lukle - at an altitude of 2870 meters, and above all the station near the village of Gorakshep - at an altitude of 5200 meters.

As stated by the Technical Director of Ncell Aigars Benders, the speed of 3G connection is up to 3.6 Mbit / s, and if there is demand, then the speed will be increased to 7.2 Mbit / s.

Services are mainly focused on tourists. Every year the Nepalese Himalayan region is visited by about 30 thousand people.
Although Ncell did not check the 3G connection from the 8848-meter peak of Everest, Benders says that in theory it should work.

Up to 50 people can use the connection at the same time. If there is a demand, this characteristic can also be increased.

Four of the nine base stations operate on solar energy with a backup battery, which is separately enough for up to three days.

Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/107222/

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