Held at the University of Strathclyde this Thursday, the techUK workshop will look at everything from how SDR can help with spectrum sharing and the launch of 5G and 6G private cellular networks to using the technology to bring academic research to market.
Detailed report highlights the value of open source and the potential for open source hardware to have a revolutionary impact, explaining how the MyriadRF initiative exemplifies the desired approach to software-defined infrastructure in telecommunications and beyond.
Lime Micro's chief executive suggests the "paradigm shift" of software-defined radio mixed with general-purpose processing "means that it is no longer necessary to be skilled in esoteric and highly proprietary technologies in order to build and maintain radio access networks," heralding explosive growth.
Lime Microsystems chief executive and MyriadRF founder Ebrahim Bushehri is to give an hour-long presentation on how software-defined radio and commodity compute, combined with open source hardware and software, can open up radio access networks to all.
Lime Micro chief executive honoured among those who "have influenced and are influencing Open Technology whether through social media, their jobs, community contributions, policy or education" for his work on the LimeSDR family and founding of MyriadRF.
In this video we run through the main configuration required to set up a CrowdCell with Amarisoft software, in order to create a fully self-contained LTE network, complete with eNodeB plus EPC.
"We are pleased with trials of OpenRAN and are ready to fast track it into Europe," says Vodafone Group chief executive officer Nick Read. "OpenRAN improves the network economics enabling us to reach more people in rural communities and that supports our goal to build digital societies in which no-one is left behind."
Modular design includes high-performance general-purpose processing (GPP), LimeSDR-based software defined radio (SDR), and an app ecosystem designed to speed development, deployment, and reconfiguration of network services ranging from voice and data relay to edge-network processing and caching.
"The TIP CrowdCell, backed by Vodafone and Facebook among others, is designed to create 4G and 5G small cells for use in smart homes, offices, campuses and similar, to deliver enhanced connectivity quickly and easily via a plug-and-play device," the paper details, ushering in the "era of software-defined radio" for operators.