OsmoCon 2017

OsmoCon (Osmocom Conference) 2017 is the first technical conference for Osmocom users, operators and developers!

For the first time ever, the Osmocom Conference brings together users, operators and developers of the Osmocom Open Source cellular infrastructure projects, such as OsmoBTS, OsmoBSC, OsmoSGSN, OpenGGSN and others.

OsmoCon 2017 is your opportunity to deepen your understanding of Osmocom technology and to meet other people in and around the Osmocom Ecosystem.

Join us for a day of presentations and discussions with the main developers behind Open Source Mobile Communications, as well as commercial and non-profit users of the Osmocom cellular infrastructure software.


Save the Date: OsmoCon 2017 is scheduled on April 21st, 2017

The event is expected to start at 9:00 am and sessions will continue until about 6:00 pm. We will conclude the day with a social event at night, so please make sure you stay the night in Berlin and leave only on the 22nd.


Short abstracts about the programma are available at OsmoCon2017_Programme. For the schedule overview, see below:


NOTE: C3VOC Video Recordings sometimes experience server issues, in case of doubt use Youtube mirror at instead!

From To Title Speaker Video Slides
08:00 09:00 Registration open - -
09:00 09:15 Welcome / Introduction / Osmocom Project 101 Harald Welte Video welcome.pdf
09:15 10:00 Running a basic circuit-switched Osmocom GSM network Harald Welte Video running_gsm.pdf
10:00 10:30 Morning break - -
10:30 11:00 Configuring + running GPRS/EDGE data services with OsmoPCU, OsmoSGSN and OpenGGSN Daniel Willmann Video running_gprs.pdf
11:00 11:30 Interfacing with VoIP using osmo-sip-connector Philipp Maier Video osmo-sip-connector.pdf
11:30 12:00 Setting up a 3G network using osmo-iuh and a femto/small cell Neels Hofmeyr Video osmocom_3G__neels_at_osmocon2017.html
12:00 12:30 Using the Osmocom control interface Max Suraev Video ctrl_osmocom17.pdf
12:30 13:30 Lunch Break (complimentary Lunch at venue restaurant) - -
13:30 14:00 Osmocom Roadmap Harald Welte Video roadmap.pdf
14:00 14:30 Reporting and investigating issues in Osmocom Daniel Willmann Video investigating_issues.pdf
14:30 15:00 Osmocom Project Infrastructure (redmine, mailman, git, gerrit, jenkins) Neels Hofmeyr Video osmocom_infra__neels_at_osmocon2017.html
15:00 15:30 Fundamental GSM radio frequency planning Harald Welte Video path_loss_link_budget.pdf
15:30 16:00 Afternoon Break - -
16:00 16:30 Showcase: Running a commercial cellular network with OsmoBTS/OsmoPCU/OsmoBSC & co Roch-Alexandre Nomine Video commercial_network_osmocom.pdf
16:30 17:00 Supported Base Station Hardware Alexander Chemeris + Harald Welte Video bts_hardware_part1.pdf / SDR based BTS.pdf
17:00 17:30 OpenCellular: Open Source Wireless Access Platform Emily McMilin + Kashif Ali Video opencellular.pdf
17:30 18:00 Community Cellular Manager Omar Ramadan Video
18:00 18:30 Panel Discussion / Open Q&A session Mod: Stephan Skrodzki Video

From 19:30 till night: OsmoCon2017_SocialEvent


Jugendgaestehaus Hauptbahnhof
Seydlitzstrasse 20
10557 Berlin

The venue is in immediate vicinity of the Berlin Central Station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof)


Tickets / Pricing

Tickets include
  • access to all presentations
  • complimentary snacks, coffee/tea and beverages during the morning and afternoon break
  • lunch at the venue cafeteria
  • social event in the evening, including buffet food and beverages

Tickets are priced at 180 EUR (incl. 19% German VAT) and are available for purchase here. (This price basically covers the expenses on venue, catering and event management.)

If you are a community contributor to one of the Osmocom projects (or related Open Source projects) and attending unrelated to your professional job, you can apply for a complimentary ticket. Please contact and identify your affiliation with the project. We also expect to have travel sponsorship available, please let us know if you are a community attendee and require funding of your travel expenses.

Travel Grants

2017-03-27: We now have Travel Grants available for attendees who are otherwise not able to cover their travel to OsmoCon2017. Please see Travel Grants for all related details!

Organizational Support

Event organization and planning is provided by sysmocom

Venue / Travel Information

Getting to the venue

By Train

The venue is within walking distance of Berlin Central Station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof)

By Plane

The TXL bus takes you directly from the Berlin TXL airport to the central station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof).

Coming from SXF airport, probably best take the S9 and change at Ostkreuz to S5 (>Spandau), S7 (>Potsdam Hbf) or S75 (->Westkreuz), which takes you to directly to Berlin's Hauptbahnhof.

Local train services map: PDF from

By Car

Please e-mail us in advance at if you require parking. We may be able to arrange for parking reservation at the venue (TBC).

Hotels in the vicinity of the venue

There are several hotels in the immediate vicinity of the OsmoCon venue. For your convenience, we have listed some below.

Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Your low budget hotel Motel One Berlin-Central, very close to the conference venue.

ibis Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Meininger Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

Right outside of the main train station, in sight of the Federal Chancellery, you will find the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

Conference Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the Code_of_Conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Video Recordings

Thanks to the help of the C3VOC (CCC Video Operation Center), we will have video recordings of the OsmoCon2017 talks.

The recordings are linked from the above schedule table, but can also all be found at

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