Beth Callaghan

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3G Service Climbs Mount Everest

The world’s highest video call was made earlier today when Ncell, a private telecom firm out of Nepal, launched the country’s first 3G services from a facility at the base camp of Mount Everest, 5,300 meters above sea level. Currently, only a third of Nepal’s population has access to telecom services, but Ncell, a joint venture between TeliaSonera and local investors, aims to spend $100 million next year to increase that to 90 percent.

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