The Mountain Kingdom
Nepal is located among the Himalayas. It is called the "Mountain Kingdom", with many mountains standing over 6,000 meters above sea level. There are 14 mountains in the world which stand over 8,000 meters, and 8 of them can be found in the Himalayas. Nepal is rich in hydroelectricity, accounting for 2.3% of the world's total. The available hydroelectricity ready to be exploited is estimated to be 27 million kilowatts.
Nepal is still a developing country. The transport infrastructure in the mountainous regions of the country is quite undeveloped, with residents relying mainly on humans, cattle haulers, and even helicopters for transporting goods. Power shortages had been plaguing the country for many years, with some remote regions often experiencing power outages of 16 hours each day during the winter. These problems made the deployment of base stations difficult, time-consuming, and extremely costly. As a result, local carriers could not provide network coverage nationwide and many Nepalese could not enjoy communication with the outside world through telephone or any other means.
Huawei helps to deploy integrated base stations
After gaining a deep understanding of the conditions in Nepal, Huawei helped local carriers deploy integrated base stations in rural areas using the Huawei SingleSite solution. The deployment of energy-efficient outdoor base stations powered by solar energy significantly helped carriers lower their site construction costs, effectively reduce the dependency of base stations on electric power, and quickly achieve signal coverage in the relevant areas.
The benefits of being connected
Advancements in communications also have boosted the country's tourism industry. For the first time, people in mountainous areas can make calls as well as send and receive text messages anytime they choose. This not only facilitates communications with the outside world, it also enhances the safety of tourists. As a result, more and more tourists are attracted to this country. In addition, the global information exchange has improved the investment environment in Nepal and accelerated Nepal's economic development pace.
The Huawei SingleSite solution makes communications convenient for Nepalese in mountainous areas
The Mountain Kingdom can connect to the World
By the end of 2013, Huawei rolled out 2G networks in mid-west, western, and far west Nepal, the country's three remote mountainous areas, and began using 2G+3G solutions to replace equipment in the central and eastern Nepal, providing coverage for over 8 million people. Convenient communications have made the lives of the Nepalese much easier and given them access to full connectivity. The charm of the “Mountain Kingdom” has now gone global.