Prototyping a telephone service for the rest of humanity (Tim Panton)

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Tim's adventure installing a low cost GSM network on the small island of Nieu using Open Source.

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Prototyping a telephone service for the rest of humanity (Tim Panton)

  1. 1. Prototyping a Telephone Service for the Rest of Humanity. <ul><ul><li>Tim Panton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>twitter.com/steely_glint </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Airport – no sig – not unusual
  3. 3. Half the world has no GSM signal
  4. 4. Growth in coverage is stalling
  5. 5. $500k Price Tag GSM Network
  6. 6. OpenBTS <ul><li>Um->SIP converter </li></ul>Asterisk PSTN OpenBTS SIP Um $50K PriceTag
  7. 7. OpenBTS <ul><li>Um->SIP converter </li></ul>Asterisk PSTN OpenBTS SIP Um
  8. 8. Do 'difficult/mad' telephony
  9. 10. With David + Harvind to install a GSM network
  10. 11. Self-complete works with no outside network
  11. 13. Commodity components – important in storms
  12. 14. Open source asterisk can interconnect with existing systems
  13. 15. Cruise ship
  14. 16. Diaspora / social (People pic)‏
  15. 17. Tower (current status)‏
  16. 19. Spectrum clash. (?)‏

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