Mobile phone services will soon be available on top of Mt Everest, the world’s tallest peak. The service, which will operate on both GSM and CDMA handsets, will be introduced by Nepal Telecom (NT), Nepal’s largest telecom company. They will commence the service by mid-June this year.
NT is extending its cell phone network to the top of the world with the help of a satellite antenna, which will soon be installed in Gorak Shep, located at an altitude of 5,160 meters. NT has installed satellite antennas in around seven locations in the Mt Everest region, including Lukla and Namche Bazar, located at 2,800 meters and 3,440 meters above sea level, respectively.
They claimed that they can smoothly handle around 3,000 calls at once.
If GSM and CDMA is available then internet is available via GPRS. Then you can update your blog, send mail, capture picture and upload picture from the top of the world. So, what do you think? don’t you want to be the first to call from the top of the world?