Peer behind the magic curtain at how IMS networks route your VoLTE and VoNR calls, and how iFC (Initial Filter Criteria) achieve this.
5G introduces Network Slicing, or does it? A look at slicing mechanisms widely used in pre-5G networks.
A look at non-IP transport for 5G including Ethernet.
As Open5Gs has introduced network slicing, which led to a change in the database used, Alas many users had subscribers provisioned in the old DB schema and no way to migrate the SDM data between the old and new schema, If you’ve created subscribers on the old schema, and now after the updates your Subscriber […]
How to find a subscriber location within the network.
Thanks to some recent developments, PyHSS has had a major overhaul recently, and is getting better than ever, Some features that are almost ready for public release are: Config File Instead of having everything defined all over the place a single YAML config file is used to define how the HSS should function. SCTP Support […]
A look at MTU and its role in LTE and 5G Transmission.
A look at the Confidentiality Algorithms used in 3GPP Networks, MILENAGE, XOR & Comp128
Acronyms and cryptography – a look at Subscriber Identifiers in 5G
Note: As this space develops so quickly I’ve refreshed the original post from November 2021 in March 2021 with updated instructions. 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 […]
Configuring the NRF for Open5GS
A look at the Network Function Repository Function (NRF) in 5G Core
Comparing the Control Plane signalling in 5GC compared to EPC.
How User Plane traffic is handled in 5GC compared to EPC
No talk of Augmented Reality, Holographic Video calls, 5G cities. Just info about real 5G topics for nerds.
A look at PFCP for the Sx and N4 Interfaces