Remote communities like those throughout rural India are not full of mobile network engineers. A truly rural-optimized base station has to be assembled by non-professionals — often people who cannot read or write.
WorldGSM™ is deployed in any of three site configurations to support two different types of deployment.
- The Rural Deployment — gives low cost coverage of entire rural areas by combining free-standing Rural Site Base Stations with rooftop-mounted Village Sites.
- The Road Deployment — gives fast, low-cost coverage along major roads and arteries, using the Road Site Base Station.
The tower design itself makes an important contribution to the overall WorldGSM™ system, helping minimize power consumption and maintenance while supporting installation by local workers.
A WorldGSM™ site packs into a few small carts and is designed for easy assembly with no special tools — just a compass to make sure it’s pointed South. The rooftop poles are even smaller and easier to deploy.
Conspicuously absent from a WorldGSM™ deployment are such things as a buildings, air-conditioning, mains power, generators, diesel fuel and armies of expensive engineers.