Magma began as a project to bring modern software defined networking techniques to bear on the challenges of rural Internet access. Our experience building rural networks taught us that policy-rich network edges and simple fabrics were a broadly applicable design approach for building flexible, low-cost, and scalable networks, even outside the data center. Magma’s early design decisions reflect this core insight as well as our earliest use cases: small-scale, low-cost community networks and for coverage extension through federation with existing mobile networks.
Origins of Magma
Every mobile network needs a high-performance packet core at the center of its network. But the market has made it impossible for MNOs, ISPs, MSOs, and Enterprises to buy, deploy and maintain the latest technologies at a reasonable cost.
Meta Connectivity developed and open-sourced this enhanced packet core to bring advanced packet core technology at a lower total cost of ownership to MNOs, ISPs, MSOs, and enterprises that need to launch mobile broadband services.
Magma Core Foundation members
The following organizations have taken an active role in supporting the growth and evolution of the Magma project and it’s community