Way to Everest Base camp and (inset) Huawei FTTR-B device
Now, enjoy Internet access at 5200 metres at Everest Base Camp

September 29, 2023:  Visitors to Mount Everest Tourist Base Camp 5,200m above sea level, are now connected from the top of the world with high-speed WiFi.
China Mobile Communications and Huawei have announced the successful launch of ultra-gigabit premium Wi-Fi services and F5.5G's leading technology, FTTR-B (Fiber-to-the-Room Business) enabling local administration staff and visitors alike to benefit from fast, reliable communication for their leisure and work needs.
At the Management Office of Everest Base Camp, staff are focused on ecological conservation of the Himalayas. This work includes daily monitoring and checking of environmental protection devices then reporting to Mount Everest Administration Bureau with high-resolution photos, videos, and logs. The work was previously hampered by poor network connections resulting in slow upload of videos, frame freezing, and unsuccessful attempts to send documents. With the newly-installed high-speed FTTR-B network, communication has dramatically changed allowing all staff at the camp, and tourists nearby to enjoy premium Wi-Fi services.  
The FTTR-B solution is also deployed at a hotel in the nearby town situated 4,200 meters above sea level. In the past, guest suffered from no network connection, frame-freezing and a slow response for the check-in system. Since the installation of the FTTR-B solution, up to 300 hotel guests can simultaneously enjoy high-speed Internet access while hotel operations are more efficient.  
Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) is a way to provide high-quality gigabit all-optical Wi-Fi using optical fiber access to bring 10G networks to every room. As one of the key technologies of 5.5G, FTTR is characterized by ubiquitous 10G networks. While FTTR is primarily for home users, the FTTR-B solution was jointly launched by China Mobile and Huawei to provide ultra-gigabit all-optical networking for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China and is widely used in hotels and shops.