[ntp:questions] GPS Weakness Could Sink Wireless

John Hasler jhasler at newsguy.com
Fri Dec 13 13:32:03 UTC 2013

I wrote:
> In any case designers of things like cell towers should no more assume
> that GPS is always "just there" than they should assume that electric
> power is always "just there".

Uwe writes:
> This is a _basic_ shortcoming in CDMA as designed and in use.
> ( think of it as the NTSC of mobile phone systems ;-)

But Terje points out above that they use Rb oscillators so short (or
medium) term loss of GPS by cell towers is not actually a problem.
John Hasler 
jhasler at newsguy.com
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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