Build Your Own Open Source 5G Tower

Mar 12, 2024

2:30pm – 4:30pm CT

Advance sign up is required. Please locate the “RSVP” button on the page to reserve your spot. If RSVP spots are full, there may walk up slots available and we encourage you to check in at the start time to put your name on the list.

Can you build your own 5G node (tower) with all open-source software and non-proprietary hardware? The answer is a resounding yes!  In the workshop, we will walk you through each component of a working open-source 5G node and show you how to connect it to a phone.  Bring your laptops so that you can follow along. We will have a faraday cage and the rest of the radio equipment so that you can safely see what it's like to set up a 5G node that connects to a commercial off-the-shelf phone. We will also give a review of what 5G is, why it is important in the internet of things, and more!

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