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EPC EUTRAN GSM LTE Mobile Networks

OsmoMSC and Open5GS MME – SGs Interface for CSCF / InterRAT Handover

Looking into the SGi interface for Circuit Switched Fallback in LTE to use GSM/UMTS networks for Calls & SMS

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EPC Kamailio LTE Software Voice over IP

Kamailio Proxy-CSCF Pull

My first Pull / Merge in the Kamailio project was to fix the IMS P-CSCF config

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks Python

Open5GS Python Library / API

A while ago I wrote a Python library for interfacing Open5GS HSS to Python. The Open5GS HSS uses a MongoDB backend, so the library is just running formatted Mongo queries. You can create, edit and delete subscribers in the HSS, along with modifying any parameters you can from the WebUI. Take a look: https://github.com/open5gs/open5gs/tree/master/misc/db/python

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

Multi Operator Core-Networks (MOCN) for RAN Sharing

Multi-tenancy on the RAN side of the network, allowing an eNB to broadcast multiple PLMN IDs (MCC/MNC) in the System Information Block (SIB).

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EPC LTE Python

Ansible for Scaling and Deployment of Evolved Packet Core NEs

Using Ansible to orchestrate EPC Network Elements

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EPC LTE Python RFCs & Standards

GTPv2 – F-TIED Interface Types

A quick look at the Interface Types in the F-TIED field in GTPv2

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EPC EUTRAN Kamailio LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Things I wish I knew about setting up private VoLTE Networks

Lessons learned about setting up VoLTE / IMS Networks at small scale.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Security Voice over IP

VoLTE / IMS – P-CSCF Assignment

How the P-CSCF address is assigned to a UE in Protocol Configuration Options (PCO) during bearer establishment.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks Python RFCs & Standards Software Voice over IP

PyHSS Update – IMS Cx Support!

An update to PyHSS to support IMS Authentication for VoLTE

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EPC EUTRAN LTE RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

IMS / VoLTE IPsec on the Gm Interface

The exchange between a UE and P-CSCF to put SIP traffic into IPsec encapsulated payloads.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Security Voice over IP

Using Wireshark to peer inside IPsec ESP VoLTE data from the P-CSCF

Viewing the payload of an Encapsulated Security Payload in Wireshark.

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EPC Kamailio LTE

Kamailio Bytes – Configuring Diameter Peers with CDP

Introducing C Diameter Peer module in Kamailio to manage Diameter Peers, monitor their state and handle the connections.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks Security Software Voice over IP

VoLTE/IMS Debugging on Samsung Handsets using Sysdump & Samsung IMS Logger

Unlocking the built in IMS Debugging tool in Samsung’s Sysdump Utility

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks Python RFCs & Standards SIM Cards Software

PLMN Identifier Calculation (MCC & MNC to PLMN)

How to encode and decode MCC and MNC as PLMN Identifiers

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Python RFCs & Standards Security Software

PyHSS Update – MongoDB Backend & SQN Resync

Feature Update on PyHSS the Python Home Subscriber Server

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EPC EUTRAN GSM LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Security SIM Cards

Querying Auth Credentials from USIM/SIM cards

Using osmo-sim-auth to query USIM/SIM cards authentication mechanism.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RF Security SIM Cards

HSS & USIM Authentication in LTE/NR (4G & 5G)

Exploring the how and why of Authentication in LTE & NR networks.

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

Why GTP for Mobile Networks?

Why and How GTP is used in LTE networks to carry user data.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

Roll your own USIMs for Private LTE Networks

Adventures in getting USIMs to use on private LTE networks.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

LTE / EUTRAN – Idle Detach

Overview of the packet flow for a UE Idle detach from the network.