China has opened a 5G signal base at the Ganbala radar station in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet which is the world’s highest manually operated radar station.
5G is one of the most hyped technologies that has continuously been in news in recent times. With the promise of faster connectivity, greater reliability and security, lower latency, and network slicing, 5G has raised everybody’s expectations. But the question is: Will the 5G network live up to our expectations and bring a new era for the telecom ecosystem? Many smartphone companies around the world have even started releasing their 5G phones giving consumers more choice options.
As soon as we talk about the 5G network, there’s one nation that clearly stands out is China. 5G is one of the biggest technology investments in China’s recent past. The country is taking its biggest leap forward in digital communications with the 5th generation mobile network technology that is supposed to change the world and spur a new digital revolution. Recently, China has opened a 5G signal base at the Ganbala radar station in the remote Himalayan region of Tibet which is the world’s highest manually operated radar station.
The mountain is positioned in Nagarze County in Tibet which is within the neighbourhood of borders with India and Bhutan. The 5G services will be operationalised at the world’s highest manually operated radar station at the Ganbala radar station which is elevated at around 17,000 feet (5,182 metres). The radar station is highly important for China as it is built on a mountain located at a strategic location in the Yadong county of Xigase prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR).
In coordination with PLA:
As per reports, the People’s Liberation Army last year started to coordinate with civilian enterprises in order to launch the 5G base construction at the Ganbala radar station to solve the difficulty of network access for the border defence troops. This initiative was started in order to provide stable and high-speed 5G network services to the Chinese soldiers positioned in the deep mountains.
The PLA with the help of tech and telecom companies attempted to make the life of soldiers serving at the border interesting. In an effort to keep the soldiers informed and motivated such initiative is taken. It is being believed that such moves will help soldiers leave their monotonous and boring life at the borders and will also improve training and on-duty conditions for soldiers stationed in the border areas.