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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:


From To Title Speaker Video
08:00 09:00 Registration open - -
09:00 09:15 Welcome / Introduction / Osmocom Project 101 Harald Welte Video
09:15 10:00 Running a basic circuit-switched Osmocom GSM network Harald Welte Video
10:00 10:30 Morning break - -
10:30 11:00 Configuring + running GPRS/EDGE data services with OsmoPCU, OsmoSGSN and OpenGGSN Daniel Willmann Video
11:00 11:30 Interfacing with VoIP using osmo-sip-connector Philipp Maier Video
11:30 12:00 Setting up a 3G network using osmo-iuh and a femto/small cell Neels Hofmeyr Video
12:00 12:30 Using the Osmocom control interface Max Suraev Video
12:30 13:30 Lunch Break (complimentary Lunch at venue restaurant) - -
13:30 14:00 Osmocom Roadmap Harald Welte Video
14:00 14:30 Reporting and investigating issues in Osmocom Daniel Willmann Video
14:30 15:00 Osmocom Project Infrastructure (redmine, mailman, git, gerrit, jenkins) Neels Hofmeyr Video
15:00 15:30 Fundamental GSM radio frequency planning Harald Welte Video
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
16:30 17:00 Supported Base Station Hardware Alexander Chemeris + Harald Welte Video
17:00 17:30 OpenCellular: Open Source Wireless Access Platform Emily McMilin + Kashif Ali Video
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.

Files (15)
OsmoCon.png View OsmoCon.png 116 KB laforge, 01/26/2017 06:17 PM
investigating_issues.pdf View investigating_issues.pdf 276 KB Investigating Issues in Osmocon daniel, 04/25/2017 10:42 AM
running_gprs.pdf View running_gprs.pdf 1.33 MB Running your own GPRS/EDGE Network daniel, 04/25/2017 10:42 AM
welcome.pdf View welcome.pdf 272 KB Welcome / Osmocom 101 laforge, 04/25/2017 01:00 PM
running_gsm.pdf View running_gsm.pdf 944 KB Running Osmocom GSM Network laforge, 04/25/2017 01:04 PM
roadmap.pdf View roadmap.pdf 118 KB Roadmap laforge, 04/25/2017 01:26 PM
ctrl_osmocom17.pdf View ctrl_osmocom17.pdf 331 KB msuraev, 04/25/2017 01:31 PM
bts_hardware_part1.pdf View bts_hardware_part1.pdf 32 MB Supported BTS Hardware (Part 1) laforge, 04/25/2017 01:35 PM
path_loss_link_budget.pdf View path_loss_link_budget.pdf 459 KB Path Loss and Link Budget for GSM Radio Planning laforge, 04/25/2017 01:37 PM
SDR based BTS.pdf View SDR based BTS.pdf 5.96 MB SDR based hardware for Osmocom (osmo-bts + osmo-trx) ipse, 04/25/2017 02:25 PM
commercial_network_osmocom.pdf View commercial_network_osmocom.pdf 7.77 MB Commercial Cellular Network using Osmocom laforge, 04/25/2017 02:54 PM
osmo-sip-connector.pdf View osmo-sip-connector.pdf 626 KB dexter, 04/26/2017 08:15 AM
opencellular.pdf View opencellular.pdf 1000 KB OpenCellular Project laforge, 04/30/2017 10:30 PM
osmocom_3G__neels_at_osmocon2017.html osmocom_3G__neels_at_osmocon2017.html 1.52 MB neels, 05/02/2017 09:46 AM
osmocom_infra__neels_at_osmocon2017.html osmocom_infra__neels_at_osmocon2017.html 1.8 MB neels, 05/02/2017 09:46 AM

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