Wonderful Engineering

Huawei Installs The Highest 5G Antenna In The World Using Yaks

Huawei and China Mobile Hong Kong have managed to get 5G connectivity to the highest-altitude base station located at the north of Mount Everest. The highest 5G antenna installation has been built at an altitude of 6,500 meters and it will allow China Mobile to operate its dual Gigabit network.

The base station has been designed so that it provides complete coverage of 5G signals on the North Ridge and also on the Summit of Mount Everest. The network is currently being maintained round the clock by network specialists at the altitudes of 5,300 meters and above.

Huawei said, ‘Technology means to make the world better.  The beauty of Mount Everest can be displayed via 5G high-definition video and VR experience, which also provides further insights for mountaineers, scientists, and other specialists in nature. The ground-breaking establishment on Mount Everest once again proves that 5G technology connects mankind and the Earth harmoniously.’

Zhou Min who is the general manager of Tibet branch of China Mobile has said that this particular trio of basecamps will provide telecommunication for mountain climbing, scientific research, environmental monitoring, and HD live streaming by offering download speeds that max out at 1.66 Gbps and upload speeds that are higher than 215 Mbps.

China Mobile Hong Kong talked about the project last month and has now announced its completion by breaking the news on a Facebook post. The team was comprised of 150 engineers, network analysts, construction workers, and a couple of Yaks that took the 8-ton equipment to the highest base camp. Almost 25 kilometers of fiber optic cables were laid for this highest 5G antenna installation project. The completion of this project happened on the same day as the 60th anniversary of the very first successful hike to Mount Everest from the Northern slope and the 45th anniversary of China’s very first official accurate measurement of the height of the peak.