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World's highest Internet cafe opened on Mt. Qomolangma
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15:07, May 05, 2008

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The world's highest Internet cafe, at elevation of 5,200 meters, has been built in Mount Everest by China Mobile.

According to reports, the Internet cafe is aiming to effectively protect the Olympic torch relay teams' communications needs at Mount Qomolangma in Tibet. China Mobile has built a business office and Internet cafe at an altitude of 5,200 meters at Mount Qomolangma base camp to provide mobile services and Internet services to government officials, mountain climbing members and journalists.

It is reported that this is currently the world's highest Internet cafe and business office, and China Mobile is the sole operator to provide communications support for the Olympic torch across Mount Qomolangma.

China Mobile business office at Mount Qomolangma base camp provides remote payment, SIM change service and other basic services, in addition to free films, vending machines and new business experience. Currently, about 40 to 50 people go to the office and Internet cafe every day to experience the services.

To meet staff's demand for internet at the headquarter base, especially transmission needs of the media, on the basis of the existing network, China Mobile expanded bandwidth to guarantee smooth communications at the base camp of Mount Qomolangma.

In order to make the limited network resources more efficiently used for the torch relay, China Mobile has a strict management of Internet lines and accounts. It ensures that news media like Xinhua News Agency, CCTV have priority for necessary communications. At the same time the China Mobile base camp Internet cafe also provide Internet services to other related staff.

By People's Daily Online

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