YateBTS is a software implementation of the GSM/GPRS radio network. It runs on any Linux and uses a generic digital radio board, the Nuand BladeRF. The entire physical layer is implemented in software, which is different from the usual FPGA- or DSP-based radio design.
- Upgradable – We can add new features, like EDGE, with software upgrades or even replace 2.5G GSM/GPRS with 4G LTE using the same hardware.
- Manageable – Because the entire system is Linux, we can monitor and manage every aspect of the software in a flexible way.
- Affordable – A pure software approach has much lower development costs and relies on commodity computing hardware.
- Flexible – The hardware is protocol-agnostic and can be reconfigured to support any mix of technologies.
- Scalable – The capacity of the core network can be increased just by adding more servers.