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h1. Configuration Guide
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The first challenge in setting up a cellular network is to actually know what you
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want to setup and which components you need to achieve that.
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h1. 2G Networks
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h2. Radio Equipment
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There is a multitude of BTS equipment that works with Osmocom to choose from.
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Various BTS models actually run Osmocom's [[OsmoBTS:]] and [[OsmoPCU:]] software on the BTS itself:
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* [[OpenBSC:sysmoBTS]] models 1002, 1002OD, 1020, 1200, 1100 and 2050 (osmo-bts-sysmo)
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* [[OsmoTRX:|SDR based BTSs]], e.g. using the Ettus B200 or Fairwaves' UmTRX (osmo-trx plus osmo-bts-trx)
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* Octasic [[OctBTS]] (osmo-bts-octphy)
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* Nutaq [[Litecell 1.5]] / sysmoBTS 2100 (osmo-bts-lc15)
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Others are "closed" BTS that are nevertheless interoperable with Osmocom's BSC implementation:
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* ip.access [[OpenBSC:NanoBTS]]
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* Siemens [[OpenBSC:BS11]]
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* [[OpenBSC:Ericsson RBS]]
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h2. Core Network
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* Are you going to plug into a 3rd party MSC, e.g. the "voice" part of a mobile operator's core network? Then you will want to use the standalone [[OpenBSC:]] approach.
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** Since 2017, Osmocom offers a true *SCCP/M3UA based 3GPP A-over-IP interface*. This is available in the new "osmo-bsc.git":http://git.osmocom.org/osmo-bsc: look for "osmo-bsc" in [[Binary_Packages]] or sysmocom OpenEmbedded feeds (starting from "201705").
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** Originally, Osmocom supported only an *SCCPlite based A-interface*. This is still available in the old "openbsc.git":http://git.osmocom.org/openbsc; in [[Binary_Packages]] or sysmocom OpenEmbedded feeds (starting from "201705"), look for @osmo-bsc-sccplite@.
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* Are you looking for a self-contained complete core network?
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** Since 2017, it is recommended to use [[OsmoHLR:]], [[OsmoMSC:]], [[OsmoSTP:]], [[OsmoBSC:]] and [[OsmoMGW:]]. See the [[Osmocom Network In The Box]] guide.
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** Historically, Osmocom offered the [[OsmoNITB:]] "Network-In-The-Box" approach. It is still available, but active development is now focused on the new separate programs, see [[Osmocom Network In The Box]]. To migrate from OsmoNITB to the new separate programs, see the [[OsmoNITB Migration Guide]].
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* [[Miscellaneous Projects:osmo-sip-connector]] may connect your OsmoMSC or OsmoNITB to external VoIP services.
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* GPRS and EGPRS data services are provided by, for example, [[OsmoSGSN:]] and [[OpenGGSN:OsmoGGSN]]. Operation with a 3rd party SGSN or GGSN are also possible.
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* Osmocom also contains various tools to tunnel GTP, RTP/MGCP or A protocols through a NAT layer:
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** osmo-bsc_nat
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** osmo-bsc_mgcp
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** gtphub
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h1. 3G Networks
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h2. Radio Equipment
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You will need hNodeB hardware that is capable of talking the Iuh protocol over IP. This type of 3G cell is also known as small cell or femto-cell.
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[[sysmocom]] offers a professional small cell product for these purposes to customers.
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We're also working on a lowest-cost femtocell offering strictly limited to active contributors to the Osmocom projects.
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h2. Core Network
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As outlined in "this article":https://osmocom.org/news/59, the Osmocom 3G core network uses [[OsmoHNBGW:]] to connect to [[OsmoMSC:]] and [[OsmoSGSN:]]. Furthermore osmo-bsc_mgcp is used to relay RTP voice streams and OsmoGGSN may be used to provide data services.
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See [[Osmocom Network In The Box]] and [[Getting Started with 3G]]
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