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MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations  
 
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack.    
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Friday, February 28, 2014 The Vodafone Foundation has reportedly launched the Instant Network Mini at the Mobile World Congress 2014, in Barcelona. The two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed an instant network in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, in exploring the possibilities of the "mini" mobile network packed in an 11 kg backpack.


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The Vodafone (NZ) engineers, Adrian Bullock and Robert MacLennan travelled to the Philippines to set up the original Instant Network equipment in Palo (one of the hardest hit regions in the country). They are among two of maximum 60 people, world-wide, who are trained to do this kind of work.

The 11kg mobile network in a backpack can be deployed in just ten minutes to connect people in disaster situations. The tough backpack can be taken as hand luggage on commercial flights and can be deployed by non-technical staff, said a PeriscopePost report.

The backpack provides up to five concurrent calls within a radius of 100 metres, and enables text messages to be sent to thousands of people, to provide crucial information following a disaster. The “network in a backpack” compliments the original Vodafone Foundation Instant Network, a portable network in four suitcases weighing 100kg, said the same report.

This equipment gives an operating radius of up to 5 km. It was deployed in the Philippines within 24 hours of Typhoon Haiyan hitting in November 2013, and it enabled 1.4 million text messages and 443,288 calls in just 29 days.

Aastha RS, EFYTIMES News Network


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