NepalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest telecom company, Nepal Telecom (NT), is going to extend its GSM and CDMA mobile coverage to Mt. Everest by the end of this year. A satellite antenna will be installed for the purpose in Gorak Shep, located at an altitude of 5,160 meters. This however won’t be the first satellite antenna installed in the Everest region. Certain areas of the mountain have had coverage for the past few years by seven other antennas in the region.
It is told that the antennas can smoothly handle 3,000 calls at once.
Looks like NT is inspired by the first ever mobile phone call from the summit in 2007.
Was having a crazy idea of yeti carrying a cell phone, while writing this postÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ hence the picture :) News source: myrepublica