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 …

Def Dog: 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 …

John Robb: OpenBTS Village Base Station

Village Base Station project. A 20watt, OpenBTS based, voice and low-bandwidth node. Building Your Own GSM Network: A Demonstration of the Village Base Station Project Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Jul 15, 2011 MoblleActive.org recently had the opportunity to test an off-the-grid GSM base station. Kurtis Heimerl presented The Village Base Station (VBTS), (link is a …

Search: how to use openbts in individual phones

Word Press cannot handle questions the way Google does.  For this WordPress, OpenBTS by itself yields the best results for Phi Beta Iota:  OpenBTS.  See especially Range Networks: The ONLY OpenBTS Real Deal. We prize searches, for they add to the substance of this website, a form of co-creation.  Below are some hits from outside …

Range Networks: The ONLY OpenBTS Real Deal

Phi Beta Iota: We have noticed with irritation the number of beltway bandits and think tanks claiming to have OpenBTS well in hand, and vying for the declining government dollar.  There is only one company that has a legitimate claim to offering OpenBTS, and that company’s name is Range Networks, featured at DEMO 2010 and …

OpenBTS GSM Simplified — Freeing Humanity

OpenBTS is an open-source Unix application that uses the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) to present a GSM air interface (“Um”) to standard GSM handset and uses the Asterisk® software PBX to connect calls. The combination of the ubiquitous GSM air interface with VoIP backhaul could form the basis of a new type of cellular …

OpenBTS at Burning Man: Best Full Story

Burning Man’s open source cell phone system could help save the world Solar-powered OpenBTS systems costs pennies a day and operates in the farthest outreaches of Earth. By Julie Bort, Network World August 30, 2010 02:47 PM ET Today I bring you a story that has it all: a solar-powered, low-cost, open source cellular network …

OpenMoko, OpenBTS, Free Your Phone & Humanity

Openmoko™ – Open. Mobile. Free. Openmoko™ is a project dedicated to delivering mobile phones with an open source software stack. Openmoko was earlier more directly associated with Openmoko Inc, but is nowadays a gathering of people with the shared goal of “Free Your Phone”. Distributors are currently selling updated versions of the Openmoko Inc’s phone …

OpenBTS Egypt — Need to Flesh Out OpenBTS USA

OpenBTS Egypt simplifing the GSM network architecture Worth a look. Activists and concerned citizens in the USA should be ramping up ham radio as well as OpenBTS and OpenMoney.  Facebook credits might be an intermediate solution.  As we saw in relation to Wikileaks with Amazon, MasterCard, and PayPal, corporations cannot be trusted to honor their …