There is no mountain that high will surely be the perfect soundtrack for the engineers who were on the project. A joint work between Huawei and the Chinese operators, represented by China Mobile, has achieved a historic point in the telecommunications deployment. Enabling 5G coverage in Everest mountain, the highest point on the planet and the most challenging peak for mountaineers in all the world.
This agreement signed by Huawei and the Chinese operators aims to deploy 5G coverage throughout the Himalaya chain of mountains. During April 19, teams from the two companies installed various telecommunication antennas to offer coverage in two Everest camps, located at 5,300 and 5,800 meters, according to the Global times.
The transfer of 8 tons of material was the most difficult part
In total, this adventure required the placement of five 5G NSA and SA antennas of up to 1 gigabit per second at different points in the area. The next step in this crusade will be the installation of a new antenna placed at 6,500 meters on April 25.
To carry out this task, 150 people worked for the installation of 8 tons of material. That was a tough job because of the difficult geographical conditions. With the need not to further damage the environment. However, Huawei is known for its ability to deploy data connectivity in difficult situations.
Recall that Everest, whose peak rises to 8,848 meters above sea level, has already 4G coverage science 2013. So that mountaineers are able to carry out HD video transmissions to the base camps.
“We call it ‘mission impossible’ because the challenges are formidable. How can we ensure a stable 5G network? Then how can we guarantee electricity supply for 5G stations in extreme weather conditions? How can we ensure cables don’t snap at -20 C?” Xiang Ligang, a veteran telecoms industry analyst in Beijing, told the Global Times.
By overcoming these difficulties and building the world’s highest 5G base stations, China has shown the world its leading 5G technology and capacity. analysts said. “This marks a milestone in China’s 5G rollout,” Xiang stressed.