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Mexico's First Cellphone Network for Isolated Mountain Village

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Mexico's First Cellphone Network for Isolated Mountain Village
A small homemade 2 watt antenna, left, with a range of 8 kilometers, powers the TaleoGSM network in the San Miguel Talea de Castro, Mexico. Residents of this isolated community in the mountains of Oaxaca state are using a combination of radio base stations, open-source radio software, radio/cell interfaces and voice-over-internet to basically set up their own local cell phone company. Talea de Castro may be the first community to own, administer and operate what essentially amounts to a mini-telecom company, and the example could go viral as local communities learn to fight for bandwidth and set up systems for their neighbors.
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