[FOSDEM] GSM BTS at Fosdem 2011?

Benjamin Henrion bh at udev.org
Tue Jan 11 11:08:40 CET 2011


On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:59 PM, Sylvain Munaut <246tnt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>> AIUI, there has been an attempt to do such a thing at FOSDEM before.
>> However, the problem was that the required test license to be allowed to
>> do so did not arrive in time.
>
> Well, the license _did_ get there in time for the FOSDEM itself. (like
> two weeks before).
>
> But since I was not sure I would get it, I hadn't made any preparation
> like asking people to register their phone, or make publicity, or
> interact with the the FOSDEM organizer :)
>
> I had the BTS with me last year and I did some tests, and it showed
> that two BTS wouldn't quite do the trick.
>
> For example, for the 27C3 event, that has a much more compact area to
> cover (everything is in the same building and not spread around), we
> use six nano BTS (on 3 different site, each site have 2 BTS configured
> as multi-TRX).
>
>
>> Is that understanding correct? If so, is someone making sure that it
>> will not happen again?
>
> If we can have the hardware, I can introduce a new request. But we'd
> have to be sure to get the HW and FOSDEM org support because the
> license isn't free (couple hundred euros or so).

Any plan to have a demo of OpenBTS for this FOSDEM?

If money is a problem, I could try to find sponsors for that.

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