Chinese tech giant Huawei, and China Mobile, together, have established a fully functional 5G network on Mount Everest – the world’s highest peak.
According to details, Huawei has set up five stations, at Base Camp (5, 300 metres), transition camp (5,800 metres) and at the forward camp (6,500 metres).
The decision to establish 5G network on the world’s highest peak is an act of commemoration to two Chinese achievements, i.e. completion of 60 years of the first successful climb from the north side of the mountain, and 45th anniversary of the first official accurate measurement of the peak.
The site will prove to be an interesting case study for Huawei officials to understand the working of high quality internet services in such adverse and extreme conditions. It will also allow the access to download speeds in excess of 1.7Gbps and upload speeds of 215Mbps at an altitude of 6,500 metres providing significant publicity opportunities for Huawei.
What is a 5G network?
5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.
5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, more reliability, massive network capacity, increased availability, and a more uniform user experience to more users.
According to various studies, 5G’s
full economic effect will likely be realized across the globe by
2035—supporting a wide range of industries and potentially enabling up to $13.2
trillion worth of goods and services, along with the creation of 22.3 Million