Yesterday I asked about open hardware platforms/products for modems that can connect to 3G/4G netwroks in a dongle format.

And what do you know, basically nothing came up hardware-wise. Apparently BIG CORP & CO.™ has an extremely tight grip on the entire affair and everything is riddled with patents and license fees.

This saddens me a little since it could’ve helped with an upcoming project, but alas I’ll have to do with one of the ordinary modems on the market right now.

In any case this reminded me of prince Charming in Shrek 2 for some reason: