(ECNS)-- A 5G signal is expected to reach the summit of Mount Qomolangma soon.
The Tibet branch of China Mobile, one of the country's major telecom service providers, said three 5G base stations had been built at the 5,300-meter base camp and the 5,800-meter transition camp.
Another two will be established by the end of this month at the 6,500-meter advanced base camp.
Building a 5G network on the "roof of the world" is no easy matter.
Li Chongming, an official with the networks department at the branch, described the project as challenging, tough and risky.
The mission will offer convenience to mountaineers on Mount Qomolangma as well as opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the peak through live stream broadcast, Li said.