The first low-cost rugged GSM/SDR base station designed for Osmocom and OpenBTS We are proud to announce that UmSITE-TM3 — a rugged 2x3W GSM base station, designed for rural and remote regions and extreme climate conditions — Open Source Edition is now available to order. UmSITE-TM3 is based on the same highly flexible architecture as UmDESK,

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    Mobile World Congress 2015 Demo

    In just a few weeks it will once again be time for Mobile World Congress, and this year Fairwaves are excited to announce that they will be hosting a live demo in partnership with Canonical, Metaswitch, Telestax and Truphone. The demo will take place at the Canonical booth in Hall 8.1 at App Planet Stand

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  • Wired article and the VoIP over WiFi question

    Yesterday Wired published a great article by Lizzie Wade, entitled Where Cellular Networks Don’t Exist, People Are Building Their Own, on the groundbreaking work being done by Rhizomatica to bring community-owned cellular networks to rural Mexico. This is highly recommended reading, even for those who are already familiar with Rhizomatica’s work and open source mobile networks.

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  • Mexican regulator assigns GSM spectrum for community use

    Mexico’s telecommunications regulator, IFETEL, has published it’s National Frequency Attribution Plan for 2015 and this includes the assignment of prime cellular spectrum for use by community networks. “For the first time specific bands have been assigned for social use in the telecommunications sector. As part of this, various portions that are available within the segment

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  • UmTRX development kit seasonal sale!

    Between Christmas and Chinese New Year the price of UmTRX v2.2  is dropped from $1500 to $850. Offer duration: Dec 24, 2014 – Feb 19, 2015 Availability for shipment: 40 pcs starting January, 2015 We hugely appreciate all the effort that goes into making open source telecoms a reality, and in recognition of this we want

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    First UmSITE-TM3 Sample Passes Leak Test

    As anyone who has done design for manufacture and harsh environments will tell you, it’s one thing to have hardware which works in a lab environment, and quite another to design something which will work day in, day out, in the dry heat of summer and on exceptionally damp winter days. Given that the UmSITE-TM3

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    The $25 cell phone connected device saves lives

    The uMED, or Universal Mobile Electrochemical Detector to use its full name, is a compact device that is able to test blood for disease and water for toxic pollutants, before sending data over a mobile connection for remote analysis by a doctor, or for processing by a monitoring service. A recent article in Popular Mechanics

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  • Fairwaves and FreeSWITCH Partnership

    ClueCon, August 2014, Chicago, USA FreeSWITCH and Fairwaves teams strike a partnership during ClueCon, the annual, open-source convention hosted by FreeSWITCH FreeSWITCH and Fairwaves teams are combining efforts with the goal of creating the most powerful, feature-rich and easy to use mobile network in a box. Fairwaves provides UmSITE and UmDESK GSM base station hardware,

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    Fairwaves Accelerates Growth With Techstars

    Fairwaves has enrolled  in Techstars, the most selective accelerator in the world. Through mentorship from industry leaders and engagement with Boston-based angel investors and venture capitalists, Techstars provides an opportunity to jumpstart our company’s growth. We’re excited to join the Techstars family which brings together the world’s best entrepreneurs. Access to the extensive TechStars network

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  • TADhack 2014

    Telecom Application Developer Hackathon is a rare event where you could meet so many people hacking on telecom applications and not the boring web or mobile stuff. Are you coming? We do. Fairwaves will bring a good part of its development team and we’re looking forward to do something awesome. We will bring some UmSITE

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