EC publishes study on Next Generation Internet 2025 2018/10/05

Bob Goudriaan successor of Marc Gauw 2017/10/12

NLnet Labs' Jaap Akkerhuis inducted in Internet Hall of Fame 2017/09/19

NLnet and Gartner to write vision for EC's Next Generation Internet initiative 2017/04/12

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs donates 0.5 million to "Internet Hardening Fund" 2016/12/16

Vietsch Foundation and NLnet cooperate in internet R&D for research and education 2016/09/28



[UmTRX -- concluded on 2013/04]

Mission of the UmTRX project is to radically drop price of mobile communications in developing, rural and remote areas. UmTRX aims at providing an open-source, inexpensive yet carrier grade transceiver for GSM Base Station.

This project is a part of a bigger effort to create a completely open GSM network, from a low level hardware to high level software. UmTRX will be the first open hardware to work within the core telecom networks.

This open hardware is being designed specifically to work with OpenBTS and OsmoBTS/OpenBSC open-source projects. While those software projects enjoy quick growth, the hardware side is remaining proprietary. The main reason for this is that such hardware is extremely hard to develop, it requires specific skills and specialists like high-profile RF designers and lots of effort to be put in it.

The results of this project have been used to provision affordable mobile service to people at Mayotte island.


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Last update: 2010/09/17