What's the real scope of hardware openness?

Giles Jones giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Tue Aug 7 13:16:17 CEST 2007

Luca Dionisi <luca.dionisi at gmail.com> wrote :

> The problem is that you can reach much shorter distances
> without the help of someone else's spot.

Yep. Wimax has a better range, it's designed to replace "last mile" technology, ie. the phone line or cable between your local telco exchange and your house. But it's never been designed with mobile phones in mind AFAIK.

Another technology would be satellite phone technology, however this again won't be open, won't be low power and satellite bandwidth is even more restricted than GSM.

G O Jones

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