Introduction Recently, our engineers made a patch for OpenBTS-UMTS that allows to launch UMTS-3G network on UmTRX hardware. In this article you will find all the details. Scroll down to see video how it works! OpenBTS-UMTS (http://openbts.org/w/index.php?title=OpenBTS-UMTS) is a Linux-based application that uses a software radio to present a UMTS network to any standard 3G

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    Has the Time Arrived for White Boxes in Wireless Infrastructure?

    In a post over on the Lime Microsystems blog, Paul Dillien notes how white box and bare metal switches are being used to reduce costs in wired networks, while offering the opportunity to bring independence from vendor lock-in. Before then going on to suggest that, “lessons from these applications point the way for a similar

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    Multi-BTS with Osmocom and a single UmTRX

    The UmTRX platform that is at the heart of Fairwaves base stations was designed from the outset to have two fully independent transceivers. Since this would mean that we could hit the dual-ARFCN (channel) sweetspot for many target use cases and have a clear advantage over single transceiver solutions, some of which are able to

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    UmSITE passes temperature tests with flying colours

    Fairwaves base stations are designed from the outset with harsh environments in mind, benefiting from industrial-grade components and features selected to ensure that they still work reliably at extreme temperatures, and come rain or shine. This is vital when deployed as part of solutions that offer zero maintenance, with remote configuration and support. In a

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    UmSITE-TM3 Open Source Edition announcement

    The first low-cost rugged GSM/SDR base station designed for Osmocom and OpenBTS We are proud to announce that UmSITE-TM3 — a rugged 2x3W GSM base station, designed for rural and remote regions and extreme climate conditions — Open Source Edition is now available to order. UmSITE-TM3 is based on the same highly flexible architecture as UmDESK,

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    Mobile World Congress 2015 Demo

    In just a few weeks it will once again be time for Mobile World Congress, and this year Fairwaves are excited to announce that they will be hosting a live demo in partnership with Canonical, Metaswitch, Telestax and Truphone. The demo will take place at the Canonical booth in Hall 8.1 at App Planet Stand

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  • Wired article and the VoIP over WiFi question

    Yesterday Wired published a great article by Lizzie Wade, entitled Where Cellular Networks Don’t Exist, People Are Building Their Own, on the groundbreaking work being done by Rhizomatica to bring community-owned cellular networks to rural Mexico. This is highly recommended reading, even for those who are already familiar with Rhizomatica’s work and open source mobile networks.

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  • Mexican regulator assigns GSM spectrum for community use

    Mexico’s telecommunications regulator, IFETEL, has published it’s National Frequency Attribution Plan for 2015 and this includes the assignment of prime cellular spectrum for use by community networks. “For the first time specific bands have been assigned for social use in the telecommunications sector. As part of this, various portions that are available within the segment

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  • UmTRX development kit seasonal sale!

    Between Christmas and Chinese New Year the price of UmTRX v2.2  is dropped from $1500 to $850. Offer duration: Dec 24, 2014 – Feb 19, 2015 Availability for shipment: 40 pcs starting January, 2015 We hugely appreciate all the effort that goes into making open source telecoms a reality, and in recognition of this we want

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    First UmSITE-TM3 Sample Passes Leak Test

    As anyone who has done design for manufacture and harsh environments will tell you, it’s one thing to have hardware which works in a lab environment, and quite another to design something which will work day in, day out, in the dry heat of summer and on exceptionally damp winter days. Given that the UmSITE-TM3

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