China Mobile has awarded Huawei the contract to build a Solar Powered GSM base station on Mount Everest. Planted at 6,500 meters, the tower will supply network coverage for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Team, mountaineers, and beautify a pretty drab landscape. Apparently the tower will be using satellite to communicate with the outside world, though with solar power driving it, we wonder how it'll do when an extended storm blows in. So if you happen to find yourself on Everest in the coming months, feel free to drop us a picture message featuring some high altitude shenanigans.

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