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5G SA EPC LTE Mobile Networks

MTU in LTE & 5G Transmission Networks – Part 1

A look at MTU and its role in LTE and 5G Transmission.

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EPC Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Software

Getting the GTP-U Packets flowing Fast – DPDK & SR-IOV

How SR-IOV and DPDK play into faster performance of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) for 3GPP core networks.

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5G SA GSM LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Security SIM Cards

Confidentiality Algorithms in 3GPP Networks: MILENAGE, XOR & Comp128

A look at the Confidentiality Algorithms used in 3GPP Networks, MILENAGE, XOR & Comp128

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EUTRAN Mobile Networks

Enable GPS/GLONASS Sync on Huawei BTS3900

Our BTS is going to need an accurate clock source in order to run, so without access to crazy accurate Timing over Packet systems or TDM links to use as reference sources, I’ve opted to use the GPS/GLONASS receiver built into the LMPT card. Add new GPS with ID 0 on LMPT in slot 7 […]

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GSM LTE Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

SIM / Smart Card Deep Dive – Part 3 – APDUs and Hello Card

A look at APDUs and Interacting with Cards

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GSM LTE Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

SIM / Smart Card Deep Dive – Part 2 – Meet & Greet

The basics of Smart Cards & their File System

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GSM LTE Mobile Networks Security SIM Cards

SIM / Smart Card Deep Dive – Part 1 – Introduction to Smart Cards

Getting up close and personal with Smart Card / SIM Cards

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

Cell Broadcast in LTE

A look at how Cell Broadcast is signalling implemented between the MME and CBC in an LTE/EPC network.

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

Huawei BTS 3900 LMPT Basic Config

This post is one in a series documenting my adventures attempting to configure a used BTS 3900 to function as a eNB in my lab. There are 5 network ports on the LMPT card: 2x SFP cages – SFP 0 and SFP 1 1x 10/100 Ethernet port – ETH – Used to access the Local […]

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RF

Huawei BTS3900 – MML Basics

Learning Huawei’s flavour of MML – Man Machine Language for the BTS 3900 series Macro Base Stations.

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

Connecting to a Huawei BTS3900

Meta: This post is a series chronicling my adventures with a second hand Huawei BTS3900 I purchased. You can find an index of these posts here. So you purchased a used Macro base station online, good for you. Now you need to know how to configure it. First things first, you’ll need to connect to […]

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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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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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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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EPC Mobile Networks

Wireshark Filtering S1AP to find Subscriber Signaling

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