Friday, November 05, 2010

Internet Connection on Mount Everest

The World Wide Web has reached Mt Everest. A spanking new communication tower is established at a height of around 5,200 meters. This means the base camp is now connected to the Internet.

Thanks to the hard work of the Nepalese ISP Ncell, mountain climbers are now able to make voice and video calls, hook up to the Internet, send and receive e-mail and revise their websites, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Climbers reaching the top are now able to notify society concerning their accomplishment easily by means of the Internet. In the past, this was just achievable through costly satellite equipment.