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November 28, 2022 in Blog, Uncategorized

Magma: Taking a Systems Approach to Mobile Networking

By Bruce Davie   My day job for the last couple of years has been to write, edit, update and publish a series of books that take a “Systems Approach”…
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October 18, 2022 in Blog

Key Use Cases For Magma

By Bruce Davie   As discussed in a previous post, Magma differs from other implementations of a mobile packet core (both proprietary and open source) in some significant aspects. Notably,…
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September 22, 2022 in Blog

Magma v1.8 (Newberry) Release

Magma v1.8 (Newberry) has shipped! Magma v1.8 has arrived!  This is a significant release that centers on the enablement of multi-architecture containerized AGW to the market.  The addition of new…
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September 1, 2022 in Blog

Sharing: the MOCN way

By: Alexander zur Bonsen,  TNG Technology Consulting GmbH The community is interested in expansion-friendly devices. That is why we invest in MOCN. - Amar Padmanabhan, Magma Project Technical Lead Since…
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August 9, 2022 in Blog

Implications of the Magma Architecture: Interoperability, Scale and Resilience

By Bruce Davie   Introduction There are numerous open source implementations of mobile packet cores, e.g. Open5GS Free5GC and OMEC, and Magma is yet another such implementation. However, Magma differs…
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June 8, 2022 in Blog

Decentralizing Cellular Networks

By Bruce Davie and Amar Padmanabhan   Decentralization is unquestionably a hot topic in networking, with the much-hyped development of “Web3” promising a return to the internet’s decentralized roots. This…
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May 4, 2022 in Blog

Magma Release 1.7

Magma v1.7 (Mayon) has shipped! We are excited to announce the release of Magma v1.7! This release was the first release with major contributions from multiple organizations within the community.…
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May 3, 2022 in Blog

Magma Installation on Ubuntu 20.04

Follow along this post to see how to install Magma in a virtual environment on Ubuntu 20.04 and set up a basic LTE connection. Note 1: The Magma gateway cannot be…
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December 15, 2021 in Blog

Applying Cloud Native Principles to Wireless Networks

By Bruce Davie and Amar Padmanabhan There’s been a lot of discussion lately about adopting a “cloud native” approach to mobile and wireless networking, especially with the transition to 5G. The…
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September 7, 2021 in Blog

Control Planes Are More Than Signaling

By Bruce Davie and Amar Padmanabhan From the beginning of the Magma project, it was clear to those of us on the Technical Advisory Committee that to easily and efficiently connect new user…
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July 6, 2021 in Blog

Magma Release 1.6

Magma v1.6 (Glacier Peak) has shipped! It's with great pleasure that we announce the latest version of Magma, Glacier Peak, has shipped. It has been a great team effort and…
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June 29, 2021 in Blog

The Future of the Network Edge

By Bruce Davie and Amar Padmanabhan As the internet continues to scale and evolve to connect billions of people and tens of billions of devices, it’s impressive to recall that…
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June 6, 2021 in Blog

Magma Release 1.5.1

We are pleased to announce the v1.5.1 release for Magma. This release contains fixes for some known issues reported for the v1.5 release. See the release page for more information.
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May 14, 2021 in Blog

Software is Eating the Edge

By Bruce Davie and Amar Padmanabhan It is hard to believe that Marc Andreessen’s famous “Software is eating the world” essay is not yet ten years old. (It’s also hard to imagine someone…
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May 7, 2021 in Blog

Magma v1.6 Release Outlook

Following a successful v1.5 release, the stage has been set for further work to continue to grow the platform, add to the feature set and expand support to new use-cases.…
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April 28, 2021 in Blog

Magma Release 1.5

We are pleased to announce the v1.5 release for Magma. This release contains support for new features and fixes for several known issues. See the release page for more information.
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April 21, 2021 in Blog

Establishment of Magma Core Foundation and New Members Under Open Governance

Project embraces open governance model, creates new neutral, cross-community Technical Steering Committee open for collaboration Community welcomes 11 new member organizations fostering innovation for 5G mobile packet core Magma Core…
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March 29, 2021 in Blog

MagmaML: Towards Automated Management for Low-resource 5G Cellular Network Deployments

Troubleshooting of cellular networks is contributing billions of dollars to the operational expenditure (OPEX) of mobile network operators (MNOs) every year. This process involves monitoring KPIs throughout the network and…
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March 16, 2021 in Blog

Magma Release 1.4

We are pleased to announce the v1.4 release for Magma. This release contains support for new features and fixes for several known issues. See the release page for more information.
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February 11, 2021 in Blog

Magma Developers Conference Videos

We had over 580 people join us from 58 countries around the world on February 3rd for the Mamga Developer's Conference. We are pleased to announce that videos of each…
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