BGAN Communications on Mount Everest

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Before we came here, helpful SingTel staff spent a day with us to explain how to use the Immarsat BGAN Wideye SABRE™ I system which allows us to get online via satellite connection. This means we’re able to access the internet right here from Everest Base Camp! The BGAN system proved to be very easy to use, and every morning, we spend less than 5mins setting it up before internet connection is ready.

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Another great thing about the BGAN system is that it consumes very little power. With the limited amount of sunlight we get here (since weather is always erratic), it is still sufficient as a power source for the system to work.

 

 

Above is extracted from blog entry by the Singapore Women's Everest Team - 23 April 2009