Tanzania: Kilimanjaro gets fast internet

(CNN) – Climbers climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can now document their ascents in real time on Instagram following the recent decision by the Tanzanian authorities to install high-speed internet around the slopes of the mountain.

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in the north of Tanzania and is the highest peak in Africa, with a height of over 19,000 feet (almost 5,900 meters).

The broadband service was set up by the Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation and launched on Tuesday, the information ministry said.

“Today on Mount Kilimanjaro: I’m bringing high-speed INTERNET (BROADBAND) to the ROOF OF AFRICA. Now tourists can communicate around the world from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. WE ARE GOING TO UHURU PEAK 5880 meters above sea level!” tweeted Nape Moses Nnauye, Minister of Information, Communications and Information Technology of Tanzania.

Nnauye said it is not safe for tourists to navigate the mountain without an internet connection.

Technology now plays a huge role in mountaineering.

In addition to the thrill of uploading climbs to social networks in real time, experts found Internet connection, which will be useful in raising the awareness of climbers and helping them climb.
“It used to be a little dangerous for visitors and porters who had to work without internet” on Mount Kilimanjaro, Nnauye said at a presentation on Tuesday, adding that internet services will be extended to the top of the mountain by the end of the year. AFP informed
Kilimanjaro National Park, which hosts a huge peak, is a protected area. UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides part of Tanzania’s income from tourism.
Thousands of adventurers climb Kilimanjaro every year, and many of them try to reach the summit. guide service.
The deployment of Internet services on Mount Kilimanjaro was welcomed by the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania. Chen Mingjian.
China jointly financing the efforts of the Tanzanian government to give greater access to ICT infrastructure.

Top image: View of Mount Kilimanjaro from the Satao Elerai Game Reserve in Kenya. (Roger de la Harpe/Education Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

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