LF launches a new group to develop an open source, packet core stack for mobile.
Deutsche Telekom (DT) is supporting a effort by the Linux Foundation – a new group tasked with developing an open source, packet core stack for mobile, extending LF’s Magma platform.
Facebook contributed Magma to the open source community in 2019. It is a mobile packet core platform suitable for carrier Wi-Fi, private wireless networks and fixed wireless access (FWA) deployments as well as 4G/LTE and 5G.
According to LF, Magma enables better connectivity by:
• Allowing operators to expand capacity and reach using LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi and CBRS
• Operators can deliver services while avoiding vendor lock-in
• Operators can manage their networks more efficiently with more automation, less downtime, better predictability, and more agility to add new services and applications.
• Enabling federation between mobile operators and new infrastructure providers to augment mobile infrastructure more efficiently.
• Supporting open source 5G technology and incubating future wireless network use cases like private 5G, integrated access and backhaul (IAB), augmented networks and NTN.
The new group’s efforts are intended to complement the continuing efforts of the Open Core initiative at the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).
The founding members of the Magma development group include DT, Arm, Facebook, Qualcomm, the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, the Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF), among others.
There is more information here.