Pakistan installs K2 base camp 4G station for the support of mountaineers

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and telecommunications companies focus on developing telecommunications services in areas with great tourism opportunities in line with the Government's vision of promoting tourism across the country.

PTA announces that a 4G Base Transceiver (BTS) station has been built in Concordia's K2 Base camp area in order to provide mountaineers and hiking lovers with better communication facilities, according to Business Recorder.

In love with the late mountaineer, the site was called Ali Sadpara. The site was operationalized at the second-highest level of the K2 base camp of the world by the Special Communication Organization (SCO). During his recent visit to Gilgit-Baltistan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan inaugurated it.

The regulator said that it will be crucial for mountain climbers and trekking parties to keep connected with their families and provide assistance in crises and mobile coverage and connections to the Internet.

It also supports tourism adventure and weather monitoring. This is indicative of the efforts made by the government, operators, and operators in every corner of the country to provide improved communication facilities, PTA said.

In earlier this year, PM Imran Khan has announced that it is "important for education and development" to implement the 3G/4G services in remote parts of North Waziristan. The number of 3G/4G users in Pakistan generally followed a long upward trend and between July 2020 and August 2020 alone, an increase of 2 million.