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Monday, 7 February 2011

Golf ball-sized mobile phone base station

Mobile phone base stations no bigger than a golf ball could help to bridge the digital divide and bring mobile broadband to distant areas both in the developing and developed world, the networking company Alcatel-Lucent has claimed.

Read more here...http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/feb/07/mobile-communications

What does this say for the future of other communications technologies? Here's to a mobile phone similar to the Star Trek communicator badge with the ability to operate all my ham gear back at home and in my car via the net on voice control alone as I am wandering around the supermarket. What about the ham radios? All replaced by a USB dongle or board in the PC with a coaxial connection to the auto sensing ATU and power amplifiers for the various bands.

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