Rhizomatica GSM

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Rhizomatica has 16 villages (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.

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

System Overview


Troubleshooting Information for Admins

Rhizomatica Presentations


  • Wireless Networking in the Developing World - good book intro on wireless networking[1]
  • Freeswitch - Build robust, high-performance telephony systems using FreeSWITCH [2]
  • FreeSWITCH Cookbook - recipes for FreeSWITCH [3]
  • Fairwaves BTS Software configuration manual - good small scale GSM overview with specifics [4]

Similar projects & other items of interest

  • NuRAN Wireles - Canadian hardware company that provides Rhizomatica with most of its BTS' [5]
  • Sysmocom - The guys who wrote the bulk of OpenBSC own this company and sell hardware and services [6]
  • Endaga - Rural small scale GSM company [7]
  • RZ_GSM - A german academic GSM project [8]
  • Open BTS - Open source BTS software we used in our first experiments [9]
  • SayCel - A community cell network on Little Corn Island, Nicaragua [10]
  • Fairwaves - Providers of open, low-cost hardware for small-scale GSM using OpenBSC [11]
Mesh Networking
  • Libre Mesh - mesh firmware based on OpenWRT[12]
  • Guifi.net - a massively huge spanish mesh network [13]
  • Serval Mesh - Android phone mesh networks [14]
  • Nodewatcher - mesh planning software from Wlan Slovenija [15]
  • Commotion - OTI's open-source tool that uses wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks [16]

Tabaa from the perspective of a BTS