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China Mobile launches LTE on Mount Everest


China Mobile has deployed a Huawei-made LTE base station atop Mount Everest, which is 5,200 meters above sea level.


More than 200 guests were at a ceremony marking the launch of the service, and they [guests] were able to see the demo that included live HD video streaming from a Mount Everest base camp to the event venue.




More at source: http://www.intomobile.com/2013/07/03/china-mobile-launches-lte-mount-everest/



Cool, now I just need LTE at my house  :D

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I wonder how long they had to wait for backhaul. :)


I'm not even surprised, if the Curiosity Rover can acheive faster download speeds on Mars than I can on 3G in NYC, anything is possible, although I'm glad I don't have to contend with 800,000 ms pings lol.

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Mount Everest (Chomolungma) is far taller than 5200 m above sea level.  Bad reporting in the article.  Oddly enough, the base station is at base camp -- at best.



PRECISELY what I was thinking.  The top of Mount Everest sits around 28,000 feet or better.  Base camp is just above 17,000 ft...which would more closely correspond to the 5,200 meter elevation provided.  I mean, seriously....we need to get with the SI program in America.  The last absurd holdout.  LOL.  Go figure.

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