You Can Now Enjoy High-Speed Wi-Fi From the Mount Everest Tourist Base Camp

Visitors to Mount Everest (Mount Qomolangma) Tourist Base Camp 5,200m above sea level, are now connected from the top of the world with high-speed WiFi. China Mobile Communications Corporation Co., Ltd. (China Mobile) and Huawei have announced the successful launch of ultra-gigabit premium Wi-Fi services and F5.5G’s leading technology, FTTR-B (Fiber-to-the-Room Business), enabling local administration staff and visitors alike to benefit from fast, reliable communication for their leisure and work needs.

Huawei FTTR B device

Photo: Huawei

At the Management Office of Everest Base Camp, staff are focused on the ecological conservation of the Himalayas. This work includes daily monitoring and checking of environmental protection devices, then reporting to the Mount Everest Administration Bureau with high-resolution photos, videos, and logs. The work was previously hampered by poor network connections, resulting in slow upload of videos, frame freezing, and unsuccessful attempts to send documents. With the newly-installed high-speed FTTR-B network, communication has dramatically changed, allowing all staff at the camp and tourists nearby to enjoy premium Wi-Fi services.

The FTTR-B solution is also deployed at a hotel in the nearby town situated 4,200 meters above sea level. In the past, guests suffered from no network connection, frame-freezing, and a slow response to the check-in system. Since the installation of the FTTR-B solution, up to 300 hotel guests can simultaneously enjoy high-speed Internet access while hotel operations are more efficient.