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2022-11-28 - 03:09

Dates and Events:

OSADL Articles:

2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

Another important milestone on the way to interoperable Open Source real-time Ethernet has been reached


2021-02-09 12:00

Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

Letter of Intent with call for participation is now available


2016-11-12 12:00

Raspberry Pi and real-time Linux

Let's have a look at the OSADL QA Farm data



Real Time Linux Workshops

1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015

Twelfth Real-Time Linux Workshop on October 25 to 27, in Nairobi, Kenya

Is Carrier Grade Linux viable for Africa?

Oscar Correia, Aston University

The rapid growth of telecommunications world-wide has put increasing pressures on vendors to reduce costs through economies of scale. However, as much of the new subscribers come from emerging economies with low margins there is need for more affordable and scalable platforms. Hence more and more vendors are looking at real-time Linux platforms.

The key questions this will paper will ask (and try to answer) are:

  1. Is Linux ready for the telecommunications space? How far has the Carrier Grade Linux project gone?
  2. Does Real-time Linux really offer Africa a solution? Can such platforms withstand the often harsh conditions on the African continent and still provide the services they were designed for?
  3. What is the business model behind such a structure? Is it a viable long-term strategy?