High-speed Internet now available on … Mt. Everest?

Ncell, a Nepali telecoms company, said its new facility is the first 3G set-up at the base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain at 29,035ft.

“Today we made the (world’s) highest video call from Mount Everest,” Ncell chief Pasi Koistinen said in Kathmandu, referring to the call made from 5,300 metres, the area from where climbers begin the actual climb to Everest.