Everest and Annapurna Region to be facilitated with Wifi


9th Feb, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Feb 9, 2017- The government of Nepal is working on the plan to set up wifi zones in the trials of Lukla-Everest Base Camp (EBC) area and Annapurna Base Camp for free.

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The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) is working on it with an objective to promote the tourism as well as to ease the flow of information and continued communication at the time of disaster.

The trekkers at the mean time having problem with the internet and mobile connection in the Lukla-Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Base Camp. A very weak signal of telecommunication is found along the trail prompting the chance of getting lost. Now with the government mulling to set the free wifi zone trekkers will get a bit more comfort.

“In the initial phase we will set up free wi-fi zones along the Lukla-EBC area and Annapurna trail,” said Digambar Jha, Chairman of (NTA), “We will expand this service in other areas too,” added Jha.

Nepal Telecommunication Authority Chairman Jha further informed that the service will operate on the Okamura Model. The model suggests use of low-cost optical cable for high-speed internet and was propagated by International Telecommunications Union former Optical Transport Vice-Chairman Haruko Okamura.