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Re: GSM Cell Density in Metropolitan Areas

Koos van den Hout (
2 Mar 2005 12:48:42 GMT

enrico <> wrote:

> What is the average (or range) value for GSM cell (i.e. base station,
> antenna, ..) density in metropolitan areas? (e.g. in cities like
> London, Paris, Rome.)

> Is there any publicly available information about the topic?

> Please note that I am *not* asking for actual base station location,
> as I know that information is protected,

Ow? I can imagine that the cell phone company doesn't want to give a
map if I ask nicely, but with some simple AT commands I can make my
phone show the current cell number and alert me when it changes. Add a
gps unit, some logging software and I can map their cell numbers. I've
been playing with this, see

In my country (the Netherlands) I can find the actual location by
checking the register of antenna licenses.

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