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OpenBTS with OsmocomProjects ?

Added by Endast 11 days ago. Updated 11 days ago.

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Hello,

I'm currently setting up an almost entire basic mobile network with the Osmocom projects. My lab have some OpenBTS hardware and I was wondering if it's possible to interface OsmoBSC and OpenBTS ?

I already read an article on Osmocom website talking about these two projects and making a comparison between them and indeed, the two approaches are completely different but maybe is it possible to use only the hardware part of OpenBts ?

Have anyone already tried a similar thing ?

Thank you for your answers,
Kind Regards,
Vincent

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#1 Updated by laforge 11 days ago

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 05:41:59AM +0000, Endast [REDMINE] wrote:

I'm currently setting up an almost entire basic mobile network with the Osmocom projects. My lab have some OpenBTS hardware and I was wondering if it's possible to interface OsmoBSC and OpenBTS ?

Can you be more specific as to what "some OpenBTS hardware" is? OpenBTS is software, and it runs on a variety of hardware, starting from a clasic USRP up to virtually any UHD-supported SDR.

Have anyone already tried a similar thing ?

Most SDR hardware supported by the OsmoBTS Transceiver program should 1:1 be supported by
OsmoTRX. If your particular device is not, there are two methods of approaching this:

a) using the OsmoBTS Transceiver with that hardware and making it talk
to osmo-bts-trx (the UDP based protocol should be the same, or very
close)

or

b) porting support for that specific SDR hardware into OsmoTRX.

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