Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation, a state-owned company, has installed Internet on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, for social media enthusiasts. On August 16, the broadband installation work was completed. This is fantastic news for photographers and social media enthusiasts!
Mount Kilimanjaro, at an elevation of 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), is Africa’s highest peak, and the installation is impressive! It is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world above sea level. This dormant volcano in Tanzania is made up of three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.
The installation of the internet in the world-renowned mountain has been described by Information Minister Nape Nnauye as a historic moment. “Previously, it was a bit dangerous for visitors and porters who had to operate without internet,” he explained.
During the service’s launch, the Minister also stated that all “visitors will be connected… (up to) this point of the mountain.” He also stated that the 5895 m (19,300 ft) summit would have internet access on Mt Kilimanjaro by the end of the year.
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of Tanzania’s most popular tourist destinations and a major source of revenue for the country. Tanzania’s government revealed plans to build a cable car on Kilimanjaro’s southern side last year. Climbers, expedition companies, and a number of environmentalists, however, were outraged by the decision.
Every year, approximately 35000 climbers attempt to conquer it. The mountain is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and an important part of a national park. Even Mount Everest now has a reliable Internet connection, power generators, and smartphones, making life easier for ardent climbers. They can share images and also request assistance in an emergency.