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Fancy a Facebook Live at 17,000 ft? It might soon be possible at the Everest base camp

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Soon you will have internet access in the Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Visitors will be able to tweet, chat, email and share  from the Lukla-Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Base Camp with the help of free Wi-Fi offered by Nepal.

Its state-run regulator, Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), announced on Wednesday that it plans to set up free W-Fi zones along the Everest base camp, a hugely popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers. 

The service will operate on the “Okumura Model,” which uses low-cost optical fiber cables for high-speed internet. Special cold-and-ice-resistant optical fibers will be used, and if they don’t work in the high altitudes, other technologies such as micro-wave will be used.   Read more…

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