[Openbts-discuss] Any plan to fork OpenBTS and/or merge with Osmocom code?

Alexander Chemeris alexander.chemeris at gmail.com
Sun Apr 10 13:40:42 UTC 2011


Hi Harald,

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 12:35, Harald Welte <laforge at gnumonks.org> wrote:
> If you use the USRP hardware (or any other SDR hardware), you cannot use
> GPRS/EDGE whether you use Osmocom + OpenBTS or OpenBTS standalone.

Why do you think that USRP can't support GPRS/EDGE? Is it because of
USB latency?

And definitely there are SDR hardware which support GPRS/EDGE - it's
just more advanced and more integrated then USRP.

> Multi-ARFCN: This is an aspect of the radio-modem.  So again, on the same
> hardware any OpenBTS/OpenBSC integration will not change this.

Technically, USRP can support multi-ARFCN, but open-source version of
OpenBTS doesn't.

-- 
Regards,
Alexander Chemeris.
http://www.fairwaves.ru




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