Extending the solar powered GSM tower idea

The idea to place solar powered GSM towers in rural areas (presented here) seems to be a success and to be further developed.

Ericsson announced just yesterday that it developed a combined GSM tower and satellite base station running on solar power for Cambodian mobile operator Star-Cell.

The satellite transmission feature provides affordable mobile-network coverage in remote areas where other transmission solutions are unavailable.

The GSM main-remote solution has a lower environmental impact than standard base stations, consuming up to 50 percent less energy, and helps lower total cost of ownership by reducing operating costs. [snippets taken from here]

I like the idea, environmentally friendly increasing the reach of mobile networks and internet sounds almost too good.

Extending the solar powered GSM tower idea
was published on 22.08.2008 by Florian Sturm. It files under global
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