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OSADL Articles:

2023-11-12 12:00

Open Source License Obligations Checklists even better now

Import the checklists to other tools, create context diffs and merged lists

2023-03-01 12:00

Embedded Linux distributions

Results of the online "wish list"

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

Real Time Linux Workshops

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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?