speaking of slightly OT but perhaps still operational content

Dorn Hetzel dhetzel at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 16:54:59 CDT 2008


Even with a COW, I'm not sure all the providers together have anywhere near
enough spectrum to service 75,000 geographically coincident calls :)

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Deepak Jain <deepak at ai.net> wrote:

> Perhaps I'm wrong, but I thought its fairly typical for large events such
> as these (with lots of communications assets being deployed, not unlike a
> Superbowl, etc) for Cell companies to roll in COWs (Cell-on-wheels) type
> deployments to support additional capacity.
>
> Am I living in a fantasy land?
>
> Deepak
>
>
> John Lee wrote:
>
>> Unless they have installed a DAS system for cell signal transport or a
>> number of micro or nano cells in the building they will have congestion. But
>> what is a political convention without a little congestion.
>>
>> John (ISDN) Lee
>>
>> ________________________________________
>> From: Dorn Hetzel [dhetzel at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 12:50 PM
>> To: NANOG list
>> Subject: speaking of slightly OT but perhaps still operational content
>>
>> I noticed where the democrats plan to ask a stadium full of people to all
>> use their cellphones at the same time (on Thursday, I believe)
>>
>> Any thoughts on how useable cell service will or wont be in the vicinity
>> of
>> this event? :)
>>
>> -Dorn
>>
>>
>>
>>



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