OsmoBSC now *requires* an osmo-mgw to run alongside it
Heads up all OsmoBSC users: if you are deploying an osmo-bsc from
osmo-bsc.git using the latest master branch (or nightly builds), you may notice voice streams not working anymore.
The reason is that OsmoBSC now supports intra-BSC handover (handover between separate BTS connected to the same BSC). To be able to redirect RTP streams between separate BTS, OsmoBSC now always requires an OsmoMGW instance to run alongside it.
Documentation on the Wiki and in the Manuals still needs to be updated, please bear with us until we get a chance to adjust those.
An OsmoMGW config example is
mgcp bind ip 127.0.0.1 bind port 2427 rtp net-range 4002 16000 number endpoints 31 rtp-accept-all 1
If OsmoMGW is running on the same machine as OsmoBSC with MGCP at 127.0.0.1, OsmoBSC needs no further configuration and will find the OsmoMGW by default at 127.0.0.1 port 2427. More detailed OsmoBSC side config can be issued like:
msc mgw remote-ip 127.0.0.1 mgw remote-port 2427 mgw endpoint-range 1 31
You can find OsmoMGW in the nightly (and "latest") builds as well as opkg feeds, it is installed by the osmo-mgw package and developed in the osmo-mgw.git repository.
Previously, the higher level MGW would directly talk RTP to the BTS, which is now no longer the case. The BSC will always advertise its MGW's RTP ports towards the MSC. This means that the BTS can now be in a network segment that is not reachable by the MSC directly.