3G sets up base camp at Mount Everest

Ncell, a TeliaSonera subsidiary, has launched 3G services covering the Khumbu region, with the main aim of providing coverage of the tourist walking route up to Everest.

The Khumbu valley, which leads up to Mount Everest, now has 3G coverage, according to Nordic telecommunications company TeliaSonera.

Ncell, a TeliaSonera subsidiary, launched 3G services covering the Khumbu region yesterday.

3G coverage on top of Mount Everest is a technical possibility, but the main aim is to provide coverage of the tourist walking route up to Everest, a TeliaSonera spokesman told ZDNet UK today.

Read more of "Everest region gets 3G coverage" at ZDNet UK.

The valley that leads up to Mount Everest now has 3G coverage.
The valley that leads up to Mount Everest now has 3G coverage. TeliaSonera
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