An Indian telecom company is deploying simple cell phone base stations that need as little as 50 watts of solar-provided power. It will soon announce plans to sell the equipment in Africa, expanding cell phone access to new ranks of rural villagers who live far from electricity supplies.
Technology Review: A 50-Watt Cellular Network
(via Edge of Tomorrow)
Who’s going to start settings these sorts of things up in American cities to power decentralized wireless networks?