[If you already know about this and are planning to attend, please
register. So far, there are not enough people registered to cover
the cost of the workshop, and without more registrations soon, we
will need to cancel this and issue refunds.]
There will be a 3 & 1/2 day workshop on OpenBTS deployment and
development, conducted on 23-26 June 2010 on a farm near
Pfarrkirchen, Germany. This rural environment will afford
participants the chance to set up, operate and "hack" multiple medium-
sized outdoor BTS sites. This will be an immersive workshop, with
morning, afternoon and evening sessions and most meals taken together
as a group.
The cost of this workshop will be 1500 EUR with a 500 EUR discount
for students, faculty members and employees of non-profit
organizations. This is an ALL INCLUSIVE cost. The workshop will
arrange for all meals, lodging in Pfarrkirchen and ground
transportation from Munich airport on 23 June and returning there on
The tentative schedule is:
evening -- Introductions and welcome dinner.
morning -- An overview of the OpenBTS approach and the hardware "kit".
afternoon -- Installing OpenBTS sites around the farm property.
evening -- Configuration #1: isolated cells and an initial tour of
OpenBTS.config and the CLI.
morning -- GSM/SIP mobility and PSTN connectivity.
afternoon -- Configuration #2: a unified network and a closer look at
OpenBTS.config, the CLI and GSM-TAP with Wireshark.
evening -- SMS on Um, SIP/SIMPLE, messaging gateways and smqueue.
morning -- Implementing custom short code services in smqueue.
afternoon -- TBD, based on participant demand.
evening -- Farewells and closing dinner.
We need at least 10 people enrolled by the end of April to cover all
of the costs but may not be able to accommodate more than 15.
Register online at