Mountain climbers scaling Everest from the Chinese side can now enjoy 5G connectivity.

China Mobile and Huawei have literally taken 5G connectivity to new heights by bringing the network to the summit of Mount Everest upon the completion of the world’s highest 5G base station at an altitude of 6500 meters.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first successful arrival at Mount Everest from the northern slope, and the 45th anniversary of China’s first official accurate measurement and announcement of Mount Everest, the 5G network on Mount Everest will provide communication services for this 2020 Mount Everest re-measurement is of great significance.

Huawei has offered its end-to-end solutions in the construction of China Mobile’s Everest dual Gigabit network, where base stations were built in Mount Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 5,300 meters.

Huawei’s 5G AAU and SPN technologies are applied at these base stations.

The 5G AAU is highly integrated into a compact size, making it easy for deployment and installation. It fits particularly well with infrastructure in an extreme environment such as Mount Everest.

In this project, a network in “stand-alone plus non-stand alone” (SA+NSA) mode connects five 5G base stations, saidHuawei.

Meanwhile, the 5G fast and huge-capacity connectivity is achieved by Huawei’s Massive MIMO technology supporting lightning speed and large bandwidth.

Huawei’s Massive MIMO is highly reliable with excellent coverage. With its highly flexible three-dimensional narrow beams, the technology works particularly well vertically on Mount Everest. At an altitude of 5,300 meters, the 5G download speed exceeded 1.66 Gbps, where the upload speed tops 215 Mbps.

Meanwhile, quality and undisrupted networks are guaranteed by Huawei’s Intelligent OptiX Network solutions, with the data-thirsty transfer of high-res videos, VR live broadcast and the likes, supported by enterprise gateways with 1Gbps upstream/downstream connections.

The Everest base camp at 5,300 meters is fully covered at a logged speed of 1.43Gbps, thanks to the Gigabit ONT. Huawei’s 10G PON OLT and 200G ultra-high-speed transmission platform can intelligently manage data throughput, making it possible for families and businesses to enjoy super-fast internet access at such high regions.

Live screenshot from the Huawei 5G camera
Live screenshot from the Huawei 5G camera

With its HoloSens intelligent video surveillance system, Huawei ensures streaming quality with the capabilities of optimisation and fault locating with just one click, keeping the networks always on even at the altitude of 6,500 meters at the summit of Everest.

Huawei strongly believes that technology is meant to make the world better. The beauty of Mount Everest can be displayed via a 5G high-definition video and VR experience, which also provides further insights for mountaineers, scientists and other specialists into nature.

The ground-breaking establishment on Mount Everest once again proves that 5G technology connects Mankind and the Earth harmoniously.

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