Creating a real usable phone using OsmocomBB

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Peter Stuge peter at
Wed Dec 14 04:22:06 UTC 2011

Harald Welte wrote:
> Without wanting to insult anyone here, my experience in the industry
> shows that no importer, not even the chinese phone manufacturers
> typically have any where near the skills required to do meaningful
> modifications to the GSM stack of a mobile phone.
> The typical situation is to the opposite:  They run to MTK with all of
> their issues, because they cannot even resolve the most simple one.
> After all, they are hardware mass-manufacturing companies, and not
> die-hard communications protocols and/or OS developers.

I think the point with an open source software based phone for
businesses is that it creates a new market for development service
and solution providers, meaning more products to choose from, and
products that can fill existing gaps. You of course know this too
since it's exactly the kind of services sysmocom provides. :)


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