According to the Hindustan Times, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) announced that the technological step is being taken to help facilitate communication and aid rescue efforts. At a height of 5360 metres, this will make it the highest location where free Wi-Fi is available. These Wi-Fi trials will be rolled out in both the Lukla-Everest Base Camp area and at Annapurna Base Camp.
Located in Nepal, the mountain is a very popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers. Digambar Jha, chairman of the state-run NTA, said: “we will expand this service in other areas too.” He is hoping that besides easing communication, tourists and other users can send photos, videos and messages that will help boost tourism.
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