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PA IN THE MEDIA

Raspberry Pi runs a mobile phone network in Cambridge

 

 

Max Smolaks

TechWeek Europe

21 December 2012 


PA’s Raspberry Pi basestation has been written about in an article in TechWeek Europe. The article explains how engineers from PA created a GSM basestation using a Raspberry Pi and some open source software.

The article goes on to explain that operating a mobile network usually requires an expensive GSM base station and other infrastructure. PA conducted this experiment to highlight the hidden value of cheap, off-the-shelf solutions, keeping the system tucked indoors to avoid encroaching on licensed spectrum belonging to mobile operators.

The article describes how PA hooked up a Raspberry Pi to a radio interface and, by using some open software, the Raspberry Pi performed the same function as a mobile phone tower.

PA Consulting Group’s Frazer Bennett, a technology expert, is quoted in the article. He comments: “This proves what can be achieved through low-cost off the shelf-systems. Just imagine the other possibilities that other such low cost technologies could inspire across other sectors and industries.”

The article features a short video created by PA on how the private network was built. To view the video, click here.


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Frazer Bennett

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