Burning Man's Open Source Cell Phone System

#Telephone

Wed, Sep 1st, 2010 13:00 by capnasty NEWS

"Today I bring you a story that has it all: a solar-powered, low-cost, open source cellular network that's revolutionizing coverage in underprivileged and off-grid spots," tells us Julie Bort of Network World. "It uses VoIP yet works with existing cell phones. It has pedigreed founders. Best of all, it is part of the sex, drugs and art collectively known as Burning Man. Where do you want me to begin?"

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