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Sébastien Lorquet squalyl at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 19:39:40 UTC 2010


Hi,

Your project purpose is very interesting.
however I hope you are not alone to implement it, and you know people that
can help you for the technical choices.

I wouldn't neglect the amateur radio technology in your case. The main
problem is not technical but regulatory because every operator need to be
licenced: there is a small exam. Government support may help somewhere to
get authorizations for your group, I'm not a legal expert.
Apart from that, you can establish bidirectional audio links with very basic
techniques, nothing as complex as gsm.

internet access can also be provided by amateur service thanks to packet
radio, 9600bps is common and may be upgradeable. and amateur low frequency
bands have a far longer range than GSM's UHF bands.

you should speak about your project to amateur communities. Just to know
what they think about it.

I wish you success.

Regards
Sebastien

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM, Marten Christophe <technosabby at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Peter,
>
>
> I hope you are aware of the OLPC project, because you seem to share
> some of the same goals. See http://laptop.org/
>
>>
>> Yes I'm .... and HCL is taken up  into manufacture it
>
>
>
>
> > setup a  USRP1  based BTS .. which might  cover near by villages also.
>
> With 11 dbi Anettena and appropriate PA . we can  do it up  5 to 10 KM (
> send a mail to Ettus)
>
>
> >Did you research other RF interfaces than the one used by GSM?
>
> Yes , and  are  legacy . need higher bandwidth.
> and Why I'm not thinking for Armature radio or Air broadcasting   .. it is
> only One way..and other drawbacks
>
> do you have any suggestion ?
>
>
> >>> Define cheap and small bandwidth?
> They have very cheap equipments ( out of store almost) for providing low
> bandwidth. like 64 Kbps,  54 Kbps  even 9 Kbps RF interface.
>
> on demand they can supply.
>
> you will be kind enough you you give me other cheap solution after all its
> all for charity..
>
> rather then GSM ,
>
> and one more cause to attract me here is in some places we have GSM
> infrastructure and , Govt and some private operator will let us user some
> part of it.
>
> Kind Regards,
>
>
>
>
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