Even in these days of 4G LTE-Advanced launches and 5G R&D investments, getting a GSM signal can still be regarded as a breakthrough for some.
Just ask the folks holed up at the Artigas Base scientific research station in the South Shetlands, Antarctica, who have just been connected to the 2G world courtesy of Chilean operator Antel, which has deployed Ericsson AB equipment at the icy location.
You can get the serious information about this by checking out this press release.
But when I saw the picture of the GSM installation, I immediately thought of the John Carpenter 1982 gorefest/thriller The Thing. It also brought to mind a few silly captions.
But why should I have all the fun? What caption would you put to this pic? Give it your best shot on the message boards below.
— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading