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Facebook introduces open-source wireless access platform

Thursday 7 July 2016 | 07:03 CET | News
Facebook has designed an open source, software-defined wireless access platform aimed at improving connectivity in remote areas of the world. The OpenCellular platform can be deployed to support a range of communication options, from a network in a box to an access point supporting Wi-Fi to LTE. The system is composed of two main subsystems: general-purpose and base-band computing with integrated power and housekeeping system, and radio frequency with integrated analogue front-end. Facebook said it plans to open-source the hardware design, along with necessary firmware and control software,

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