Article: ORS publishes first release of open source 5G Broadcast receiver

BTS, Open Infrastructure, Open Source

ORS publishes first release of open source 5G Broadcast receiver

The first software release of the Open Broadcast Edge Cache Appliance (OBECA) has been published on GitHub. Developed by ORS, the world’s smallest open source 5G Broadcast receiver was first unveiled in February. It is intended to tackle the lack of mobile end devices for 5G Broadcast ecosystems.

The first version of OBECA includes functionality to receive 5G Broadcast signals (FeMBMS and Release 16) and enables the transmission of programmes in the RTP format. In addition, the receiver already provides the option to receive signals within normal broadcast bandwidths (6, 7 and 8 MHz broadcasting channels).

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Article: Linux Foundation, DARPA collaborate on open source for 5G

Open Infrastructure, Open Source, Spectrum

Linux Foundation, DARPA collaborate on open source for 5G

The Linux Foundation has signed an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to establish an open source project for the U.S. government. The agreement calls for the Linux Foundation and DARPA to work together in the areas of 5G, edge, artificial intelligence, standards, programmability and IoT, among other technologies.

According to a press release, the project will launch as a standard open source project with neutral governance and a charter similar to other projects within the Linux Foundation. It’s also leveraging existing network open source projects and community efforts in the form of SDN/NFV, disaggregation and cloud native.

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