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Re: GSM Cell Density in Metropolitan Areas

John Bartley (
Wed, 02 Mar 2005 15:34:45 -0800

> 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,

On 2 Mar 2005 12:48:42 GMT, Koos van den Hout
<> wrote:

> 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.

However, T-Mobile, here Stateside, blocks the data for the local
cell's identity, as per a German ham who has an HP 6315 on T-Mobile
while he's here.

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