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EPC LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Diameter and SIP: Location-Info-Request / Answer

These posts focus on the use of Diameter and SIP in an IMS / VoLTE context, however these practices can be equally applied to other networks. The Location-Information-Request/Answer commands are used so a SIP Server query a Diameter to find which P-CSCF a Subscriber is being served by Basics: The RFC’s definition is actually pretty […]

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

Diameter and SIP: Multimedia-Authentication-Request/Answer

These posts focus on the use of Diameter and SIP in an IMS / VoLTE context, however these practices can be equally applied to other networks. The Multimedia-Authentication-Request/Answer commands are used to Authenticate subscribers / UAs using a variety of mechanisms such as straight MD5 and AKAv1-MD5. Basics: When a SIP Server (S-CSCF) receives a […]

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks

Connecting any 3rd Party HSS to Open5GS MME

Connecting an external / 3rd party HSS to Open5GS

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

srsLTE Install for BladeRF & LimeSDR on Debian / Ubuntu

Note: I’m running version 19.12.0 which I installed from the repos due to issues with 20.4.0 (latest when I wrote this) and stability on LimeSDR. I wrote the other day about installing SRS LTE stack, But installing it is one thing, meeting all the requirements to use it with your SDR hardware turns out to […]

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EPC EUTRAN GSM LTE Mobile Networks

Sending SMS in Open5GS LTE Networks using the SGs Interface and OsmoMSC with SMSoS

Sending SMS over LTE using OsmoMSC and OsmoHLR and the SGs interface for SMSoS

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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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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

Working with LTE MAC traces in Wireshark

Using Wireshark to view and analyze MAC layer LTE traffic

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EUTRAN LTE RF

Field Test on an iPhone

Accessing the Field Testing suite on an iOS Device

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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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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

BaiCells Neutrino eNB Setup

Configuring BaiCells Neutrino eNB

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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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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks Software

SRS LTE – Software Defined LTE Stack with BladeRF x40

Using SRS LTE Stack with the BladeRF x40 Software Defined Radio (SDR)

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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.