At 8,848 meters above sea level, on top of Everest and solidarity reason, the British mountaineer Daniel Hughes was the first to hold a video conference with the BBC from the 'roof of the world'.
Mountaineer Daniel Hughes has not only set a sporting challenge climbing Everest, but technology by becoming the first to videoconference from its summit aiming to raise one million pounds (1.18 million euros) for the NGO Comic Relief.
From your smartphone HTC One -connected to the satellite network via the Explorer 700 portable terminal of the Danish firm Thrane & ThraneWhich allows transmission of voice and data communications broadband from anywhere in the world, Hughes called public television channel BBC and held a video conference about five minutes while the camera with his laptop showed the breathtaking view from the highest point on earth. "As you can see, 'he said this is the first video call on the planet, ever made from the' roof of the world".
While it is not the first call that is made from the top of Everest, which has since 2010 with a 3G mobile station in the base camp of Mount managed by the Nepalese operator BellYes it is the first time a video is from this emblematic place.
To achieve this, the athlete has used satellite network Inmarsat Broadband Global (One of the sponsors of Hughes), who often use other climbers from the south face of Mount Everest, where is also located the first antenna 3G phone that offers mobile climbers coverage and the ability to send videos and emails.
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