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Mobile Networks RF

DIY LTE RAN Adventure – POWER! (systems)

All the gear I’ve got so far for my DIY RAN Project requires -48vDC to power it up. Back to online auction websites and preso I’ve ended up with an Eltek MPSU3000, from the mid 2000s. The fellow I bought it from was even nice enough to throw a binder full of printed documentation, which […]

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5G SA Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

5G Subscriber Identifiers – SUCI & SUPI

Acronyms and cryptography – a look at Subscriber Identifiers in 5G

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RF

DIY RAN Adventures – Antennas

Picking and validating antenna selection for the new RAN project in my lab.

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Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

SIM Unlock Shims

What do Unlock SIMs sold online actually do and how do they do it?

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GSM Mobile Networks

GSM with Osmocom: OsmoSGSN for Packet Data

Configuring the Osmocom Serving Gateway Support Node (SGSN) for 2G/3G networks.

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5G SA Mobile Networks

My first 5G Core: Open5Gs and UERANSIM

While 5G SA devices are still in their early stages, and 5G RAN hardware / gNodeBs are hard to come by, so today we’ll cover using UERANSIM to simulate UEs and 5G RAN, to put test calls through our 5GC. Bringing your 5G Core Online We’ll use Open5Gs for all the 5GC components, and install […]

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GSM Mobile Networks RF

Using a NanoVNA to analyse SDR Base Station Antennas

Using a NanoVNA to analyse antenna performance for SDR driven Base Stations for GSM / LTE.

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5G SA Mobile Networks

Open5GS – NRF Setup

Configuring the NRF for Open5GS

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5G SA Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

5GC: The Network Function Repository Function

A look at the Network Function Repository Function (NRF) in 5G Core

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

My used Huawei BTS3900 LTE RAN Adventure – The Impulse Purchase

How I ended up with a Macro LTE eNodeB (Huawei BBU3900) and getting it running.

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5G SA EPC Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

5GC for EPC Folks – Control Plane Signalling

Comparing the Control Plane signalling in 5GC compared to EPC.

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5G SA EPC Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

5GC for EPC Folks – User Plane Traffic

How User Plane traffic is handled in 5GC compared to EPC

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5G SA Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

Meta: 5G on this Blog

No talk of Augmented Reality, Holographic Video calls, 5G cities. Just info about real 5G topics for nerds.

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks

LTE EPC: Packet Gateway (P-GW) Basic Function

The Packet Gateway’s purpose in the EPC.

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks

LTE EPC: Serving Gateway (S-GW) Basic Function

Basic processes and functions of the LTE EPC Serving Gateway (S-GW).

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks

Open5GS EPC: Static IP Addresses for UEs / APNs / Subscribers

Assigning static IPs to UEs in Open5GS

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5G SA EPC LTE Mobile Networks

CUPS – Control and User Plane Separation in LTE & NR with PFCP (Sx & N4)

A look at PFCP for the Sx and N4 Interfaces

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GSM Mobile Networks

Twenty years of the Nokia 3310

1 September 2000 was when the 3310 was released…

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EPC Mobile Networks

Wireshark Filtering S1AP to find Subscriber Signaling

Using Wireshark to filter S1 messaging to find signalling from a specific subscriber,

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks Software

List of Open Source Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Implementations

List of Open Source Evolved Packet Core implementations