TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: DECT For Local Loop: 'Boot up Time'.

DECT For Local Loop: 'Boot up Time'.
Sat, 02 Apr 2005 03:22:31 -0600


I'm told that DECT takes 10 minutes after power-up, before an incoming
call can be detected !!

DECT has been used in rural areas in 'developing' countries, where
solar-charges have been used for power. Apparently when the 'base
station' is 15 Km removed, the subscriber needs to transmit
continually 250mW power. Which means about 500mW continual standby
power !

My suggestion to use a 5% duty cycle to check for incoming call
detection, each say 2 seconds, was re-buffed on the basis that 'boot
up' takes 10 minutes. If so, what accounts for this massive delay ?

Thanks for any info.

== Chris Glur.

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