Yoda: DIY OpenBTS Phone & Internet

Kill Dead Zones With This Small Box DIY phone and internet service for rural areas Kurtis Heimerl enables entrepreneurs to build their own wireless net­works. A postdoctoral student at the University of California at Berkeley, Heimerl packed a Linux computer, a 900 MHz power amplifier, and a 2G cellular-network antenna into a microwave-size box called …

Daniel Villegas: PiPhone: A DIY Rasberry Pi Cellphone — in the OpenBTS Tradition!

This is one of those fun things that as a geek mom, I had to share. I also think it’s a cool project to do if you have the parts. This is the sort of thing I would’ve loved to have done as a kid. (I do want to get my hands on a Raspberry …

Mini-Me: Give Every Afghan a Radio? Or Give Every Afghan OpenBTS with a Radio App? + OpenBTS Meta-RECAP

Huh? Overheard in the World Cafe: Speaker A:  My friend is creating a wide-area radio network for Afghanistan. Speaker B:  Afghanistan has no infrastructure — including radio stations.  Although radio is popular, it is mostly shortwave, with a few local FM stations for the local Iman.  And electricity for radio stations is spotty at best …

DefDog: Cost-Price of Smart Phones Diving + AltC2 OpenBTS RECAP

Smartphone Makers Hit By Rising Competition Samsung gives weaker-than-expected earnings guidance and HTC posts tepid results EXTRACT: “The mid and entry-level smartphones are quickly picking up share, and are getting quite powerful in their capabilities,” said CK Lu, an analyst at Gartner in Taiwan. “Basically, a year ago, you didn’t have many choices in low-end …

Search: openbts [as of 30 Oct 2012]

OpenBTS stands for Open Base Transciever Station.  It is the foundation for free cellular service and Internet access.  Ham radio operators were the first hackers, with active government repression until the government finally got a brain on this issue — ignorance always leads people with power lacking in integrity to do stupid things.  Now OpenBTS …