Move Over MTN, Glo, Airtel and Etisalat – We Just Built Our Own GSM Network


Who needs billions of naira to setup a GSM network? Not us- not Fasmicro. We have our own GSM network. Thanks to OpenBTS. Starting immediately, if you need one in any part of Nigeria, email [email protected] for help. We will help you to extend coverage.  Our team in Owerri will get it working for you.  Ask us for quotes…and we will deliver.


What is Open BTS?


OpenBTS (Open Base Transceiver Station) is a software-based GSM access point, allowing standard GSM-compatible mobile phones to make telephone calls without using existing telecommunication providers’ networks. OpenBTS is notable for being the first free software implementation of the industry-standard GSM protocol stack. It is written in C++ and released as free software under the terms of version 3 of the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL). (wikipedia)


For technical solution, visit OpenBTS project



OpenBTS is an open-source Unix application that uses the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) to present a GSM air interface (“Um”) to standard GSM handset and uses the Asterisk® software PBX to connect calls. The combination of the ubiquitous GSM air interface with VoIP backhaul could form the basis of a new type of cellular network that could be deployed and operated at substantially lower cost than existing technologies in greenfields in the developing world.


In plain language, we are working on a new kind of cellular network that can be installed and operated at about 1/10 the cost of current technologies, but that will still be compatible with most of the handsets that are already in the market. This technology can also be used in private network applications (wireless PBX, rapid deployment, etc.) at much lower cost and complexity than conventional cellular.


Fasmicro with our US office will be offering this product to any client in Nigeria. We have built a working prototype and ready to deploy to any client in Nigeria. Contact our Owerri design center and ask for more details or email [email protected]


photo credit/ wikipedia and openbts

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