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  1. #1
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    Cell-Ids different network provider

    Hi there,
    I was wondering if someone knows if there is
    a linkage between network provider related to cell-ids.

    Every mobile provider has its own number-system for cell-ids,
    but they all are related to the same location.

    So my question: is there something like a common database
    that links network_x.cell_x to network_y.cell_y ?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Cell-Ids different network provider

    Hi;
    All just guesses, but sonce nobody else has answered this is what I think.
    I don't think there is a common managed database, but there would be nothing to stop you making one if you had the individual network maps. They don't like giving these things out for some reason, but since there are so many apps that use this info, I can't believe it hasn't leaked out. Even if two different networks share the same tower, the might not label it the same way and th coverage might be different for each (i.e. one directional, the other radial)
    Regards

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    Re: Cell-Ids different network provider

    Hi Nigel,

    thx for your reply. I think that info like this would be helpful not only for us "developer", but also for manufactures.

    I have an application that tracks cell-ids (linked to Longitude and Latitude) and builds a database out of them, but only for O2-Germany (07 net). If someone has similar data for other providers in Germany,GB or France, I would be glad to share data.

    My app. is in process of becoming freeware, till then I can create a sis file for anyone who wishes to contribute.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Cell-Ids different network provider

    Hi,

    unfortunatelly the cell-IDs database are private properties of operators. But there is the application from Psiloc (freeware), which collects all BTS + GPS coordinates (www.locatik.com). Unfortunatelly the database will not be probably published

    BR
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    Re: Cell-Ids different network provider

    I'll gladly load it on a phone, but I don't move about much. Too much work.

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