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Use of open source software growing across telecommunications space
"Open source software may still be a new model for the telecommunications industry, but it’s rapidly gaining traction as operators look to mimic computing world."

"The days of single-vendor stacks of software running on purpose-built hardware are over in all but the most high-performance applications.”
RCRWireless  opensource  OSS  telecoms 
january 2017 by pierredv
Open source and the coming disruption of the telecom value chain
"In the internet world, large cloud players built their data centers using white box hardware and open source software to ease and improve service delivery. . . On the other hand, telecom service providers have relied on specialized vendors, .... To improve their competitive position, a number of forward-looking telecom service providers have embarked on a process to explore the benefits of open source in projects such as"
opensource  RCRWireless  telecoms  opinion 
january 2017 by pierredv
FCC Changes Stance on Open-Source Security - commLawBlog Jan 2010
"For the last few years, the FCC has been playing a Bob-like role. Not about mechanical locks, of course, but over security precautions for software defined radios (SDRs)." "That critique of open source elements is a slap in the face to the Alices of the world. One such group, the SDR Forum, asked the FCC to drop the last sentence quoted above, and to allow free publication of security mechanisms, so long as there is no intent to defeat the FCC rules. Surprisingly, at least to us, the FCC dismissed the request on a technicality. "
CommLawBlog  FCC  Mitchell-Lazarus  SDR  opensource 
january 2016 by pierredv
FCC: Open source router software is still legal—under certain conditions | Ars Technica
"Despite an FCC guidance to router manufacturers that seems to ban open source firmware such as DD-WRT and OpenWRT, FCC spokesperson Charles Meisch told Ars that there is in fact no such ban. But there are restrictions that in some cases could cause a manufacturer to decide to prevent the installation of third-party firmware. In fact, disabling the installation of third-party firmware by the user may be the easiest and most straightforward way for hardware makers to comply with the FCC's guidance."
FCC  opensource  routers  ArsTechnica 
september 2015 by pierredv

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