A Fault tolerant Core network - Distributed GSM
2018-10-19, 15:30–16:15, Conference Venue

How do you run a GSM network with unreliable backhaul, maintaining as many local services as possible available during periods of backhual outage?


The traditional GSM core network is not suitable for backhaul on rural IP based internet type networks such as community mesh networks, local WISP providers, or satellite connections.
We discuss some of the options for situation where intermittent backhaul would otherwise be a show stopping problem

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Keith Whyte is a musician and intensive computer and network user who has been working with the communications needs of social organizations since 1991 when he ran a dial-up BBS and FidoNet node. In 2011, after initial discussions about community cellular with Rhizomatica founder Peter Bloom, he set up initial trial GSM installations at the Contemporary Art Archipelago in Turku, Finland and The Global Contemporary at ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany. Keith has worked as part of the Rhizomatica team since the inception of the community GSM project.