August 19: Africa’s Tallest Mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro gets fast internet now the climbers can upload their ascents to share with family, friends and followers in real time.
Tanzania has installed high-speed internet services on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. The state-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation set up the broadband network on Tuesday at an altitude of 3,720 metres (12,200ft)
Nape Moses Nnauye, Tanzania’s minister of information, communication and information technology, tweeted “Today Up on Mount Kilimanjaro: I am hoisting high-speed INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS (BROADBAND) on the ROOF OF AFRICA. Tourists can now communicate worldwide from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. WE ARE GOING TO UHURU PEAK 5880 Meters Above Sea Level!”
“Previously, it was a bit dangerous for visitors and porters who had to operate without internet” on Mount Kilimanjaro, Nnauye said at the Tuesday launch, adding that internet service will be extended to the summit of the mountain by the end of the year, AFP reported. He said that the summit of 5,895m mountain have internet connectivity by the end of the year.
According to CNN the deployment of internet services on Mount Kilimanjaro was hailed by Chinese ambassador to Tanzania.