Feeds

China Mobile connects top of the world

GSM cell tower to mount Everest

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

China Mobile has asked Huawei, wannabe owners of 3Com, to install a GSM base station 6,500 metres up Mount Everest. This will create a cell which will cover the main route to the summit.

It won't be the first time a call has been made from the summit - back in May a base station was established with line of sight to the peak, allowing Rob Baber to call his family from the top (largely to tell them how cold it was up there, something they surely could have guessed).

The new solar-powered base station will cover the whole route up and down, which is generally more dangerous than hanging around at the top. The idea is to provide connectivity for climbers, and (most importantly) for the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Team, to make the ascent safer.

Quite how being able to tell someone you're dying or stranded (or, realistically, both) isn't clear; Everest is too high for helicopters, so unless the weather is good you're only going to be saying goodbye, and one would hope that in good weather your problems wouldn't be so serious. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.