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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,

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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

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GSM LTE Mobile Networks Software

Android Carrier Privileges

Unlocking Carrier Privileges through certificate on a UICC

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EPC GSM LTE Mobile Networks Uncategorized

Getting TIED up with GTP Tunnels

What’s the deal with Tunnel Endpoint Identifiers and what do they do?

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EPC LTE

Diameter Dispatches: S6a Authentication Information Request / Answer

This is part of a series of posts focusing on common Diameter request pairs, looking at what’s inside and what they do. The Authentication Information Request (AIR) and Authentication Information Answer (AIA) are one of the first steps in authenticating a subscriber, and a very common Diameter transaction. The Process The Authentication Information Request (AIR) […]

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

S1AP – Relative Capacity (87) on MME

Functionality of eNB MME selection based on Relative Capacity IE

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

Viewing the SIB – The LTE System Information Block with SDRs

Using SDR hardware to view the LTE System Information Block’s contents.

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EPC LTE Mobile Networks

Open5GS EPC: SGW selection by eNodeB ID / TAC

Using the new functionality in Open5Gs to select S-GW based on TAC or eNB ID.

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Software

Diameter Droplets – Origin-State-Id AVP

What the Origin-State-Id AVP does and how it is used to track if a Diameter peer restarts.

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks

BaiCells USIM PLMN Issues (MNC 314 / MCC 030 vs MNC 311 / MCC 98)

Why the BaiCells PLMN changes?

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EPC EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards

LTE UE Attach Procedures in Evolved Packet Core (EPC)

A look into the signalling messages between Network elements in an Evolved Packet Core exchanged during the Attach Procedure

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EUTRAN LTE Mobile Networks RFCs & Standards Voice over IP

Diameter and SIP: Registration-Termination-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 Registration-Termination Request / Answer allow a Diameter Client (S-CSCF) to indicate to the HSS (Diameter Server) that it is no longer serving that user and the registration has […]