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2021-09-06 12:00

"OSADL Track" at EWC 2022: Call for Papers

All about legal and technical issues and solutions when using Open Source software in industry


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


2016-09-17 12:00

Preemption latency of real-time Linux systems

How to measure it – and how to fix it, if it's too high?



Details of the Real Time Linux Foundation Working Group Project

OSADL Project: Real Time Linux Workshops

Real Time Linux Foundation Workshops since 1999

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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?