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Providing Wireless In the World's Most Dangerous and Remote Places 40

grcumb writes "The Economist magazine is running a brief profile of Digicel, a 'minnow' in the wireless telecoms market that has distinguished itself by setting up shop in some of the most unlikely (and dangerous) markets in the world, including Haiti and Papua New Guinea, whose capital, Port Moresby, has one of the highest murder rates in the world."
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Providing Wireless In the World's Most Dangerous and Remote Places

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  • by santax ( 1541065 ) on Wednesday September 22, 2010 @07:14PM (#33670144)
    I dare him to make a regular - wired - connection to my mother in law. Then they will know what dangerous truly means!
  • danger (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 22, 2010 @07:59PM (#33670514)

    How do they get wireless routers to operate in an environment filled with so much fear? I'd be dropping packets left and right. "Is that guy going to kill me?! checksum error." "That guy has a knife! No route to destination." Packet, packet, packet, pac--ARGH, THEY GOT ME!

  • by RMH101 ( 636144 ) on Thursday September 23, 2010 @04:01AM (#33672884)
    You're posting from a yacht in Tonga? A million basement-dwellers salute you.
  • by cerberusss ( 660701 ) on Thursday September 23, 2010 @06:41AM (#33673500) Homepage Journal

    When you wander around the mission I was working at, everywhere you go there is a cell phone plugged in and charging.

    They do that. My workplace and recently my home got infested. The little buggers creep out and about, and sneakily insert their appendages into wall sockets. Sucking energy until their little metallic bodies are bloated, their tiny bars pulsing with power. I see them everywhere. They aim their tiny energy rays at my balls, slowly dehumanizing me. Yesterday, one started talking to me and I crushed it under my combat boots. I've been preparing. I'm ready for them. I'm going to kill each and everyone of them.

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