Facebook Open-Sources Magma to Simplify Mobile Network Deployment

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Magma reduces the complexity of operating mobile networks by enabling automation of common network operations like element configuration, software updates and device provisioning.

 mobile game developmentFacebook has open-sourced Magma, a software platform that will help operators to deploy mobile networks quickly and easily.

Magma provides a software-centric distributed mobile packet core and tools for automating network management.

Mobile packet cores are important infrastructure for any mobile network and can be complex to operate. Instead of replacing existing EPC deployments for large networks, Magma extends existing network topologies to the edge of rural deployments, private LTE networks or wireless enterprise deployments.

Magma enables new kinds of network archetypes where there is a need for fast, incremental upgrade cycles and continuous integration of software components, all while allowing authentication to and integration with a classic LTE EPC.

Reduces complexity of operating mobile networks

By enabling automation of common network operations like element configuration, software updates, and device provisioning, Magma reduces the complexity of operating mobile networks.

Magma’s centralized cloud-based controller can be used on a public or private cloud environment. Its automated provisioning infrastructure makes deploying LTE as simple as deploying a WiFi access point. The platform works with existing LTE base stations and can federate with traditional mobile cores to extend services to new areas.

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