[FSO] GSM LAC Cell ID of surrounding networks

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at openmoko.org
Tue Nov 25 19:13:05 CET 2008

cc'ed to smartphones-standards.

> so far using the DBus API for reading current GSM LAC and Cell ID I am
> connect to works.
> * is it possible to see LAC and Cell IDs of *all* signals I see?

Only through proprietary commands and even then I'm not sure whether the 
additional properties you receive contain the real LAC and CIDs.

Reference Implementation of the necessary additional dbus APIs are pending a 
patch which no one did write yet (please see archives of 
smartphones-standards, this issue has been discussed).

Patches for the %EM commands welcome.

> if not
> * is it possible to see the LAC and Cell IDs of all the signals I see,
> which belong to the network I am connected to?

Minus proprietary commands (see above), the GSM standard only includes LACs 
and CIDs in unsolicited +CREG messages.


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