China Mobile has set up an internet cafe on Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
Located at an altitude of 5200 meters, the netcafe in Tibet, along with a business hall which was also established by China Mobile, is the highest in the world and it is mainly aimed at meeting the communications demand of China's Olympic torch relay team.
China Mobile's business hall on Everest provides such services as automatic seller machine in addition to the basic services like communications fee payment and card changes. The business hall and the netcafe are reported to have about 40-50 customers every day.
To ensure that staff at many of the work units on the Everest area can access the Internet smoothly, China Mobile has also expanded the bandwidth in the region. The company says that to make sure the limited network resources can be effectively used for the torch relay, it has conducted strict management on the lines and accounts of the Everest camp and given priority to such media as Xinhua News Agency and CCTV in meeting their reporting needs.