2018-10-19, 11:00–11:20, Conference Venue
In 2018, OsmoBSC has undergone significant changes to allow load-based hand-over between overlapping cells. This talk describes the implementation and its configuration/use.
In 2018, OsmoBSC has undergone significant changes to allow load-based hand-over. The previous hand-over implementation only supported "link budget" type hand-overs, where a hand-over would be performed as a mobile station moves around from one cell to another cell.
However, a number of network configurations have [largely] overlapping cell coverage areas. In that case, hand-over shall also be performed to equalize and distribute the load among those cells to avoid congesting one cell (and hence denying services to those camping on it) while others are idle
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.