Friday, October 29, 2010

3G Invades Mount Everest

Ever since Mozcom sponsored the First Philippine Mount Everest Expedition (FPMEE), I've developed a personal interest in Mount Everest. Climbers before had to invest on costly satellite phones to know what's going on. But no more -- Nepali mobile network operator Ncell has installed the first 3G base station at the summit!

With the new cell site, one can now do 3G Video calls and mobile Internet from the summit. Somehow, I can't help but feel that it has somehow diminished the mystique of reaching the summit.

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