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Rhizomatica has 16 villages [[map with current sites|(map) ]] up and running with our own flavour of community controlled mobile wireless network.The technical aspects of making this happen was not trivial and this wiki contains information from the general to specific technical details not appropriate for the faint of heart.  
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Rhizomatica has 15 villages [[map with current sites|(map) ]] up and running with our own flavor of community-controlled mobile cellular networks. The technical aspects of making this happen was not trivial and this wiki contains information from the general to specific technical details not appropriate for the faint of heart.  
  
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You may find the [[Lexicon]] to be of use to decode acronymns and jargon.
 
You may find the [[Lexicon]] to be of use to decode acronymns and jargon.
  
==Troubleshooting Information for Admins==
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* [[Manual for network admins]]
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* [[Troubleshooting]]
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==System Overview==
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*[[System Architecture]]
 
*[[System Architecture]]
 
*[[Legal and social|Legal and social considerations]]
 
*[[Legal and social|Legal and social considerations]]
*[[Site selection]]
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*[[Site_selection/en|Site selection]]
*[[RF planning|RF planning]]
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*[[Lightning protection]]
 
*[[Materials|Materials for installation]]
 
*[[Materials|Materials for installation]]
 
**[[Materials#Installation_checklist|Installation checklist]]
 
**[[Materials#Installation_checklist|Installation checklist]]
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*[[Setting up the BSC]]
 
*[[Setting up the BSC]]
 
*[[Setting up WIFI links]]
 
*[[Setting up WIFI links]]
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*[[Setting up SIM reader]]
 
*[[Setting up Administration computer]]
 
*[[Setting up Administration computer]]
 
*[[Tower installation]]
 
*[[Tower installation]]
 
*[[Hardware installation]]
 
*[[Hardware installation]]
  
== Tools ==
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[[Apps]]
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*[[Apps]]
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*[[Testing]]
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*[[RF Planning]]
  
[[Testing]]
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==Troubleshooting Information for Admins== <!--T:7-->
  
[[RF Planning]]
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* [[Manual for network admins]]
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* [[Troubleshooting]]
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==Rhizomatica Presentations== <!--T:9-->
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* [[File:Rhizomatica Presentation IS4CWN2013.pdf]]
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* [[File:GSM introduction.pdf]]
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* [[File:SIP introduction.pdf|SIP introduction]]
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* [[File:OpenBSC Introduction.pdf|OpenBSC Intro]]
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* [[File:FreeSWITCH introduction.pdf]]
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* [[File:GSM Software Installation.pdf]]
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* [[File:SCT_IV_EVALUACIÓN_TÉCNICA_BUENO.pdf]]
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* [[File:Modelo_Jurídico_para_Publicar.pdf]]
  
== Reading==
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*Osmocom GSM Manuals [http://ftp.osmocom.org/docs/latest/] - git repo of osmo-gsm manuals [http://git.osmocom.org/osmo-gsm-manuals/]
 
*Wireless Networking in the Developing World - good book intro on wireless networking[http://wndw.net]
 
*Wireless Networking in the Developing World - good book intro on wireless networking[http://wndw.net]
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*Freeswitch - Build robust, high-performance telephony systems using FreeSWITCH [http://it-ebooks.info/book/2905/]
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*FreeSWITCH Cookbook - recipes for FreeSWITCH [http://it-ebooks.info/book/2405/]
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*Fairwaves BTS Software configuration manual - good small scale GSM overview with specifics [https://fairwaves.co/technology/docs/soft_conf.html]
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*GSM Architecture, Protocols and Services - good book to understand how GSM works in fuller sense [https://books.google.com.mx/books/about/GSM_Architecture_Protocols_and_Services.html?id=rE4g39o0RxoC&redir_esc=y]
  
==Similar projects & other items of interest==
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==Similar projects & other items of interest== <!--T:12-->
  
=====GSM=====
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=====GSM===== <!--T:13-->
  
*Endaga - Rural small scale GSM company.[https://www.endaga.com/]
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*NuRAN Wireles - Canadian hardware company that provides Rhizomatica with most of its BTS' [http://www.nuranwireless.com]
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*Sysmocom - The guys who wrote the bulk of OpenBSC own this company and sell hardware and services [http://www.sysmocom.de]
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*Endaga - Rural small scale GSM company [https://www.endaga.com/]
 
*RZ_GSM - A german academic GSM project [http://lab.ks.uni-freiburg.de/projects/gsm-doc/wiki]
 
*RZ_GSM - A german academic GSM project [http://lab.ks.uni-freiburg.de/projects/gsm-doc/wiki]
 
*Open BTS - Open source BTS software we used in our first experiments [http://openbts.org/]
 
*Open BTS - Open source BTS software we used in our first experiments [http://openbts.org/]
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*SayCel - A community cell network on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua [http://itp.junglebrains.com/saycel-community-cellular-networks/]
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*Fairwaves - Providers of open, low-cost hardware for small-scale GSM using OpenBSC [https://fairwaves.co/]
  
=====Mesh Networking=====
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*Libre Mesh - mesh firmware based on OpenWRT[https://libre-mesh.org/]
 
*Libre Mesh - mesh firmware based on OpenWRT[https://libre-mesh.org/]
 
*Guifi.net - a massively huge spanish mesh network [http://guifi.net/]
 
*Guifi.net - a massively huge spanish mesh network [http://guifi.net/]
*Serval Mesh - Android phone mesh networks [http://www.servalproject.org/]  
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*Serval Mesh - Android phone mesh networks [http://www.servalproject.org/]
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*Nodewatcher - mesh planning software from Wlan Slovenija [https://dev.wlan-si.net/wiki/Nodewatcher]
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*Commotion - OTI's open-source tool that uses wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks [https://commotionwireless.net/]
  
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[[File:Tabaa.jpeg|center|frame|Tabaa from the perspective of a BTS|800px]]
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[[Category:Manuals]]
 
[[Category:Manuals]]
 
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
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[[Category:Troubleshooting]]
 
[[Category:Troubleshooting]]
 
[[Category:Maps]]
 
[[Category:Maps]]
 
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Rhizomatica has 15 villages (map) up and running with our own flavor of community-controlled mobile cellular networks. The technical aspects of making this happen was not trivial and this wiki contains information from the general to specific technical details not appropriate for the faint of heart.

You may find the Lexicon to be of use to decode acronymns and jargon.

System Overview

Tools

Troubleshooting Information for Admins

Rhizomatica Presentations

Reading

  • Osmocom GSM Manuals [1] - git repo of osmo-gsm manuals [2]
  • Wireless Networking in the Developing World - good book intro on wireless networking[3]
  • Freeswitch - Build robust, high-performance telephony systems using FreeSWITCH [4]
  • FreeSWITCH Cookbook - recipes for FreeSWITCH [5]
  • Fairwaves BTS Software configuration manual - good small scale GSM overview with specifics [6]
  • GSM Architecture, Protocols and Services - good book to understand how GSM works in fuller sense [7]

Similar projects & other items of interest

GSM
  • NuRAN Wireles - Canadian hardware company that provides Rhizomatica with most of its BTS' [8]
  • Sysmocom - The guys who wrote the bulk of OpenBSC own this company and sell hardware and services [9]
  • Endaga - Rural small scale GSM company [10]
  • RZ_GSM - A german academic GSM project [11]
  • Open BTS - Open source BTS software we used in our first experiments [12]
  • SayCel - A community cell network on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua [13]
  • Fairwaves - Providers of open, low-cost hardware for small-scale GSM using OpenBSC [14]
Mesh Networking
  • Libre Mesh - mesh firmware based on OpenWRT[15]
  • Guifi.net - a massively huge spanish mesh network [16]
  • Serval Mesh - Android phone mesh networks [17]
  • Nodewatcher - mesh planning software from Wlan Slovenija [18]
  • Commotion - OTI's open-source tool that uses wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks [19]


Tabaa from the perspective of a BTS

Categories