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OpenBTS P2.8 available

After a long silence, Range Networks release a new version of OpenBTS. See for more information.

Posted by David Burgess 2011-10-12

OpenBTS workshop, June 2010, Germany

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

Posted by David Burgess 2010-02-04

OpenBTS 2.5.3 available

OpenBTS 2.5.3 is available from

Despite previous announcements to the contrary, this release will be available on while we wait for our new GNU Radio repository to get set up.

Posted by David Burgess 2010-02-04

OpenBTS to end distribution

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.

Posted by David Burgess 2009-12-31

release 2.5 available

OpenBTS release 2.5 is now available from GNU Radio's SVN server and from the project sourceforge site at

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 for more information.]

Posted by David Burgess 2009-12-01

OpenBTS litigation settled

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.

Posted by David Burgess 2009-07-16

OpenBTS eComm2009 Interview

OpenBTS project co-founder David Burgess was interviewed recently for the upcoming eComm 2009 emerging communications conference. See

Posted by David Burgess 2009-02-26

OpenBTS SF Site Restored, Project Blog Started

The OpenBTS Sourceforge site ( 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

Posted by David Burgess 2009-02-12

The OpenBTS Blog

One of the OpenBTS project founders is now blogging regularly at

Posted by David Burgess 2009-01-02

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