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I can take my laptop with it’s Huawai 3G wireless card up Qomolongma now!

From Globe and Mail:

Nepal firm brings 3G to Mount Everest

GOPAL SHARMA

Kathmandu— Reuters
Published Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 10:03AM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 1:06PM EDT

A private telecom firm took high speed Internet facilities to the top of the world on Thursday when it launched Nepal’s first 3G services at the base camp of Mount Everest.

The installation could help the tens of thousands of mountain climbers and trekkers who visit the Mount Everest region in the Solukhumbu district every year.

They have to depend on expensive satellite phones to remain in touch with their families as the remote region lacks proper communication facilities.

Nepali telecom company Ncell said its new facility is the first 3G setup at the base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain at 8,850 metres (29,035 feet).

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/10/30 at 11:10