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 on highest point on the planet.
Huawei and the Chinese operators signed an agreement with the aim to deploy 5G coverage throughout the Himalaya chain of mountains. On the 19th of April 2020, teams from the two companies installed various telecommunication antennas to offer 5G coverage in two Everest camps, located at 5,300 and 5,800 meters, according to the Global times.
The adventure required the installation of five 5G NSA and SA antennas which are up to 1 gigabit per second at different points in the area. The next step in the journey was the installation of a new antenna placed at 6,500 meters on April 25.
150 people had to work together so as to carry out the installation of 8 tons of material. It was a tough job because of the difficult geographical conditions. However though, Huawei is known for its ability to deploy data connectivity in any situations, difficult of easy.
In 2013, 4G coverage was made available on mount everest, which has a peak that rises to 8,848 meters above sea level. It was done to enable mountaineers 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?”
Thats what Xiang Ligang, a veteran telecoms industry analyst in Beijing said to 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.