How to build your own GSM cellular network
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Technology Review ( Build Your Own Cellular Network) gives the rundown on how you can use open-source to build a cell network. According to the article,
"...an open-source project called OpenBTS is proving that almost anyone can cheaply run a network with parts from a home-supply or auto-supply store. Cell-phone users within such a network can place calls to each other and--if the network is connected to the Internet--to people anywhere in the world.Plus, "any GSM phone will "see" an OpenBTS network as a standard cell network and interact with it normally. " Which means that once you have the cell network in place, you can use low cost phones with it.
This could dramatically increase who can access and use phones. It also means you could have a cell network anywhere in the world. And a cell network anywhere in the world doesn't just mean phone calls from anywhere in the world. It also means network connectivity too. It will be interesting to see where this goes.