1st report from Amaravati - KALACHAKRA 2006
For details about the Kalachakra initiation see: http://www.dalailama.com/page.22.htm
Temporary cellular antennas - Unfinished Buddha statue in the background.
Pioneers from TibTec team arrived at Amaravati on December 27th to help the organizing committee with technical related issues.|
The following day we have setup a WiFi Internet access for use by the many laptops of the staff. The network is encrypted using WPA2 to prevent any unauthorized access. Total bandwidth to the Internet of 2Mbps, is provided by BSNL.
"Kalachakra" Cell-site ID
More temporary, low height, cell sites.
Airtel's temporary cell-site
When planning the Kalachakra about six months ago, we feared that the available cellular networks in the small town will collapse due to the high sudden load. I’m happy to say that the local cellular companies learned about the event and all started to erect temporary cell-sites last week. Andra Pradesh is covered by six cellular companies. Five GSM operators: Airtel, Hutch, Idea, BSNL, Tata-indicom and one CDMA operator: Reliance. At present there are 18 additional temporary sector antennas which where added for the Kalachakra event. Airtel added two cell sites around the teaching area and they also give away free SIM cards for Kalachakra visitors; all you need to buy is a pre-paid recharge coupon.
More technical updates from the Kalachakra site coming soon…