Ofcom has made prime mobile spectrum available in four bands via shared access licences which are low cost and straightforward to apply for.
"We need a new architecture for applications that changes the fixed, hierarchical client/server model," says Armani. "We need to build a larger, faster cloud where billions of devices at the edge can participate as either clients or servers, and provide services directly for one another. We need the edge cloud."
Free and open source package includes LTE Release 8 support, selected LTE Release 9 features, and full compatibility with Lime Microsystems' LimeSDR family of open software defined radio (SDR) hardware.
Lime Microsystems named as a provider of end-to-end technology for the CrowdCell Project effort to produce an open source cellular relay platform using general purpose processors (GPP) and software defined radio (SDR) technologies.
The company looks at real-world examples where the ability to connect Internet of Things sensor networks over high-bandwidth low-latency 5G connectivity to general purpose processing platforms running artificial intelligence algorithms is already making measurable improvements in yield, health, and safety.
The LimeSDR Mini and Raspberry Pi Zero have been used to create an open-source pocket-sized DVB (digital video broadcasting) transmitter, which is believed to be is the world’s smallest.
In this latest video, Ebrahim outlines the vision for the LimeSDR platform and its role in democratising wireless innovation via solutions all the way from the highly cost-optimised LimeSDR Mini, right up to the LimeSDR QPCIe designed for wide area coverage.