“Cell Tower To Go” from AT&T

“Cell Tower To Go” from AT&T

AT&T’s new cell tower can fit in a suitcase and

helps restore networks after natural disasters

By Amar Toor posted Apr 25th 2011 10:37AM

Dallas social media speaker J.R. Atkins is a fan of the AT&T Emergency Cell TowerWhenever a natural disaster strikes, phone companies are typically forced to patch up their own networks with fleets of trucks that serve as temporary cell towers. It’s a process that involves plenty of manpowerand, most importantly, plenty of time. AT&T has a more portable solution: a cell tower small enough to fit into a suitcase. The company’s new Remote Mobility Zone is comprised of an antenna and accompanying satellite dish, both of which can handle up to 14 simultaneous calls placed within a half-mile radius. Any AT&T phone can connect to the makeshift system, which will sell for anywhere between $15,000 and $45,000 (plus some monthly fees), though emergency workers will need a generator to get it up and running. They’ll also have to live without 3G data, which sounds like a reasonable compromise to us.

Original Posting: http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/25/atandts-new-cell-tower-can-fit-in-a-suitcase-help-restore-networ/


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2 Comments

jratkins

June 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Do you think this thing collects dirty cloths like exercise equipment does?

Simon Rohrich

June 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm

It seems like this and one of the Micro Modular Data Centers from Elliptical Mobile Solutions wuold complete a self contained data center “disaster recovery in a box” solution

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