2018-10-19, 11:20–11:40, Conference Venue
How OsmBSC was extended to support inter-BSC hand-over next to the existing intra-BSC hand-over support.
In 2018, OsmoBSC has undergone significant changes to allow inter-BSC (also called "external") hand-over on the A interface. The previous hand-over implementation only supported intra-BSC type hand-overs, where both the source and the target cell are served by the same BSC.
In order to support hand-overs at the edge of BSC coverage areas, inter-BSC hand-over was implemented.
This talk describes the history, implementation and its configuration/use of this new OsmoBSC feature.
Neels Hofmeyr has a passiont for Free Software development and has been active in the Subversion revision control system. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, but works extensively on all parts of the Osmocom stack. Among his contributions are the 3G support of Osmocom, as well as more recently the inter-BSC and load-based hand-over in OsmoBSC.