Indoor cell network for world's tallest building

Dec 28 2004 - 02:06 PM ET | In The News
Ericsson has inked a contract to provide the indoor network for the world's tallest building--Taipei 101. The building got lots of press last weekend due to famed French free climber Alain Robert scaling all 101 floors. Such a large building poses a big problem for cellular access, but the network is going to be top shelf: bq. The system incorporates different network technologies on different frequency bands, including GSM900, GSM1800, CDMA800, CDMA2000 and WCDMA in a common antenna system. State-of-the-art technology is deployed to ensure seamless coverage in the world's fastest elevators, traveling at a speed up to 1,000 meters per minute. Taipai 101 is 1,666 feet tall and officially opens on New Year's Eve (the shopping mall portion of the building is already open). taipei101.jpg [REUTERS/Richard Chung]