comparison of open source 4G and 5G implementations

Niels ten Oever lists at
Fri Apr 30 19:55:29 UTC 2021

Hi all,

Slightly inspired by the excellent responses I got today on this list on another problem I wanted to ask a question about the comparison of open source 4G and 5G implementations. 

While there are several lists that provide overviews of said open source software for 4G and 5G networks [0], I have not found a paper, blogpost, or table that compares the implementations in a meaningful manner. 

Does such an overview exist, if so, could you point me to it, or if it doesn't exist, do you think such an overview would be helpful?

Have a great weekend.


PS If this is the wrong list to post this (kind of) question to, feel free to tell me so :)

[0] for instance and
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