The “Burning Man” Private Networks

The “Burning Man” Private Networks

The history of this company traces back to OpenBTS, an all-software GSM stack that was started and largely written by Legba’s founder. And cellular networks at the Burning Man festival figure largely in the history of OpenBTS. These networks gave us our first experiences with large private networks (large coverage areas and many subscribers) in very challenging circumstances. (All photos in this post were taken by our camp teams.) What is Burning Man? Burning Man started in the early 1990’s as a gathering of performance artists and anarchists on an alkali flat in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. …

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Engineering 4 Change OpenBTS Presentation Mention!

Engineering for Change has mentioned our founder and CEO for Legba INC in their presentation on learning how to deploy mobile voice and data communication networks for remote communities. Kurtis Heimerl leads this E4C Webinar that highlights some of the projects that are possible with OpenBTS cellular networks. Then he showcases real world remote community deployments offering voice and SMS services! YateBTS, the successor to OpenBTS, is the basis for our GSM radio access network products, products that remain relevant in the current era of CSFB. For more information on these products, see the YateBTS web site, or send an …

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