Building and Running Community Cellular Networks with OpenBTS

This webinar will detail the process of developing, using, designing, and deploying Community Cellular Networks; small-scale community operated telecommunication networks using OpenBTS. These networks are effectively full "telcos in a box" capable of providing voice, SMS, or data connectivity to regions currently without network coverage.
The webinar will delve deep into OpenBTS, including the requirements for connectivity, how to build OpenBTS and the other related components, the configuration of an installation for your specific community, and the design decisions available to operators of community cellular networks. The webinar will discuss the following technologies:
  • OpenBTS: An open-source GSM/SIP gateway that converts 2G GSM into standard VoIP protocols.
  • FreeSWITCH: An open-source PBX/SIP Switch that routes all SIP traffic in the network.
  • smqueue: An open-source Short Message Service Center (SMSC) that routes SMS messages.
  • sipauthserve: An open-source Home Location Register (HLR) that maintains the Subscriber Registry (SR)
These four open-source software artifacts encompass an entire telco worth of infrastructure and everything needed to run a complete telecommunications company. We demonstrate this through our own network in Papua, Indonesia, which has been running for 8 months and has handled over 200 thousand SMS.


  • Abhishek Rawal
    Abhishek Rawal
    I have been deploying the network servers (AAA servers, OCS servers and PCRF servers). From above details, I have obtained the opensource alternatives of BTS server, SIP switch and HLR.
    I will be using Kannel within AAA to communicate with SIPAuthserve.

    One hinder though, Is there any opensource alternative to MAP Signalling Gateway servers (SS7) ? I have been searching a lot for same, as I am trying to simulate the entire network from NAS to IN for EAP-SIM and EAP-GTC flow to understand the networking functions.

    Any help will be highly appreciated.
    Sorry for necroposting though.
  • Ramani Aswath
    Ramani Aswath
    This subject is completely foreign to me. #-Link-Snipped-# I came across this in a search. You might have seen this and probably found it irrelevant; For what it is worth:

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