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phone before the congress: +49-4644-973171 phone at the congress: 9201 (+49-40-231889-9201)

Description We run 5 classic analogue mobile networks and have many classic mobile phones: A-Netz, B-Netz, C-Netz, NMT, AMPS. Yes, we have (software defined) base stations for all these networks.

As every year, we provide outside telephone connectivity for the congress. Also we provide helpdesk for telephone questions.

Members Crx, Jolly, Tolot
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Location and Seats

We like to be located close to the PoC, in order to simplify communication with the PoC and to manage GSM helpdesk togeter. Further, we will bring many classic analogue mobile phones (small ones and really big ones), as well as radio equipment and also one teletypewriter to receive SMS. We would like to have two of the big round tables.

At 31c3 and 32c3 we had a perfect location. As always, it was organized to our full satisfaction.

Special things this year


Osmocom-Analog, a project that documents the functionality and knowledge of former analogue mobile networks. The included software allows the emulation of these mobile networks to communicate with Historical mobile phones again.

This year we will have 5 classic analogue mobile networks. Yes, base stations! The emulation software was developed in 2016 and is used to connect classic mobile phones to the phone network of the congress. If you have one of these phones, bring it:

  • A-Netz (first German mobile network)
  • B-Netz (second German mobile network)
  • C-Netz (thrird German mobile network, cellular)
  • NMT (Scandinavian cellular mobile network)
  • AMPS (American analogue cell phone network)

Teletypewriter Osmocom-BB (BTS)

We will set up a teletypewriter again to send and received SMS.

We use a special interface to connect a teletypewriter to a PC via USB. The SMS is transfered via open source software OsmocomBB, an open source baseband GSM stack. This software is available at Osmocom-Analog website.