After a long silence, Range Networks release a new version of OpenBTS. See http://wush.net/trac/rangepublic for more information.
In the 3rd week of June there will be a workshop on OpenBTS deployment and configuration, held in rural Germany. Registration and details are posted at http://kestrelsignalprocessing.mybigcommerce.com/products/OpenBTS-Workshop-Registration%2C-June-23%252d27%2C-Pfarrkirchen%2C-Germany.html
OpenBTS 2.5.3 is available from https://sourceforge.net/projects/openbts/
Despite previous announcements to the contrary, this release will be available on sf.net while we wait for our new GNU Radio repository to get set up.
Starting 31 December 2009, all OpenBTS public source code distribution will be though the Free Software Foundation's GNU Radio project. OpenBTS will no longer use Sourceforge for source code distribution.
OpenBTS release 2.5 is now available from GNU Radio's SVN server and from the project sourceforge site at https://sourceforge.net/projects/openbts/files/
This release includes the smqueue RFC-3428 store-and-forward server to support handset-to-handset SMS.
This release can be used with GNU Radio 3.1 or 3.2. This release also supports 52 MHz radios as well as the stock 64 MHz USRP.
[OpenBTS is a GPLv3 implementation of the GSM air interface. See http://openbts.sourceforge.net for more information.]
OpenBTS no longer has a lawsuit hanging over it.
"Massimiliano Martone and Martone Radio Technology, Inc. and David Burgess, Kestrel Signal Processing, Inc. and Range Networks, Inc. have resolved all disputes between them and all litigation between them has been dismissed. Each of the parties is pursuing their own business interests."
We expect the injunction to be lifted within a week, at which time we will begin updating the GNU Radio distribution with a good 8 months worth improvements.
OpenBTS project co-founder David Burgess was interviewed recently for the upcoming eComm 2009 emerging communications conference. See http://ecommconf.com/blog/2009/02/david-burgess-on-openbts.html
The OpenBTS Sourceforge site (http://sf.net/projects/openbts) was completely purged on 5 Feb 2009 due to a miscommunication with SF staff. The site was restored today.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Also, project co-founder David Burgess now blogs regularly on project-related topics at http://openbts.blogspot.com/.
One of the OpenBTS project founders is now blogging regularly at http://openbts.blogspot.com.