China Mobile sets up 5G base station on Mount Everest with Huawei

Huawei announced that China Mobile has set up the world’s highest 5G base station on the altitude of 6500 meters, bringing 5G connectivity and Gigabit optical fibre network to the summit of Mount Everest.
Huawei 5G Base station at 6500 meterHuawei has offered its solutions in the construction of China Mobile’s Everest dual Gigabit network. Huawei built 5G base stations in Mount Everest Base Camp at the attitude of 5,300 meters, the Transition Camp at 5,800 meters, and the Forward Camp at 6,500 meters.

Huawei said it applied its 5G AAU and SPN technologies at these base stations. A dozen of network specialists, who station 24/7 in regions at altitudes of 5,300 meters and above, conducted network maintenance and optimization to ensure smooth network operations.

China Mobile benefitted from Huawei’s compact 5G AAU, making it easy for deployment and installation. It fits well for infrastructure in extreme environment such as Mount Everest. In this project, a network in the stand alone plus non-stand alone (SA+NSA) mode connects five 5G base stations.

Huawei’s Massive MIMO technology works particularly well vertically in Mount Everest. At the attitude of 5,300 meters, the 5G download speed exceeded 1.66 Gbps, where the upload speed tops 215 Mbps.

Huawei’s Intelligent OptiX Network solutions ensure quality and undisrupted networks. The Everest base camp at 5,300 meters is fully covered at a logged speed of 1.43Gbps, thanks to the Gigabit ONT.

Huawei’s 10G PON OLT and 200G transmission platform can intelligently manage data throughput, making it possible families and businesses to enjoy super-fast internet access at such high regions.