China has taken mobile to entirely new heights- Literally. Huawei and China Mobile have launched 4G service on Mount Everest. So if you can use your phone through your oxygen mask and gloves, then this will make Skyping your parents from the peak much more convenient.


Chinese communications providers Huawei and China Mobile have successfully deployed 4G coverage on Mount Everest, some 5,200 metres above sea level.

The two firms demonstrated a series of new 4G services at a ceremony marking the launch of the service last month – including streaming live HD video from a Mount Everest base camp to the event venue.

Huawei president David Wang said that bringing 4G to Mount Everest marks an important milestone in global LTE TDD development.

“We are very excited to make this possible, and look forward to working with more operators worldwide to bring high-speed mobile broadband services anytime and anywhere,” he said.

Read more about the achievement here.