Good news for photographers and social media lovers! State-owned Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation has installed Internet on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, for social media enthusiasts. The paintings of broadband installation were completed on August 16.
Mount Kilimanjaro, set at an altitude of 5,895 m (19,341 ft), is the highest mountain in Africa and the installation comes as a feat! It is also the world’s highest single free-status mountain above sea level. This dormant volcano in Tanzania has 3 volcanic cones, namely Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.
The installation of the net in the world-famed mountain has been referred to as an ancient moment by Information Minister Nape Nnauye. He said, “Previously, it was a bit dangerous for visitors and porters who needed to perform without internet.”
During the launch of the service, the Minister also said that all “visitors get connected… (up to) this point of the mountain.” He similarly stated that the summit of the 5895 m (19, 300 ft) would have internet connectivity by the give up of the year.
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the top attractions in Tanzania and the main source of sales in the country. Last year, the government of Tanzania shared plans of building a cable car at the southern facet of Kilimanjaro. But the choice changed into highly criticized by climbers, expedition firms, and some environmentalists.
Every year, some 35000 climbers attempt to climb it each year. The mountain is likewise a vital part of a countrywide park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Now, even Mount Everest has a green Internet connection, power generators, and smartphones that have made life less difficult for ardent climbers. They can share images and also make calls for assistance in case of an emergency.