kathmandu - Mountaineers waiting in the base camp of Mount Everest in the right weather conditions for their climb to the top, do not get bored. Nepal's telecom watchdog These will construct free wifi-Lukla Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
In order to build the connection, use is made of optical fiber cables. They use special cables that can withstand cold and ice. If that does not work at high altitude, then looked at other technologies like microwaves. The Lukla-Everest Base Camp is situated at 5380 meters altitude, the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters.
The wifi zones should not only help tourism. Also improve communications during natural disasters and accidents.
It is not the first attempt to unlock the digital base camps. In 2010, the Nepalese telecom provider Ncell 3G already offered in-Lukla Everest Base Camp. However, that was not successful.