This repository contains a C/C++-language implementation of a GPRS Packet Control Unit, as specified by ETSI/3GPP. It is part of the Osmocom Open Source Mobile Communications project.
The Packet Control Unit is terminating the Layer 2 (RLC/MAC) of the GPRS radio interface and adapting it to the Gb Interface (BSSGP+NS Protocol) towards the SGSN.
The PCU interfaces with the physical layer of the radio interface. OsmoPCU is typically used co-located with the BTS, specifically OsmoBTS. For legacy BTSs that run proprietary sotware without an interface to OsmoPCU, you may also co-locate it with the BSC, specifically OsmoBSC
The official homepage of the project is https://osmocom.org/projects/osmopcu/wiki/OsmoPCU
You can clone from the official osmo-pcu.git repository using
git clone https://gitea.osmocom.org/cellular-infrastructure/osmo-pcu
There is a web interface at https://gitea.osmocom.org/cellular-infrastructure/osmo-pcu
Please note that a lot of the PCU configuration actually happens inside the BSC, which passes this configuration via A-bis OML to the BTS, which then in turn passes it via the PCU socket into OsmoPCU.
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The current patch queue for osmo-pcu can be seen at https://gerrit.osmocom.org/#/q/project:osmo-pcu+status:open
- No PFC support
- No fixed allocation support (was removed from 3GPP Rel >= 5 anyway)
- No extended dynamic allocation support
- No unacknowledged mode operation
- Only single slot assignment on uplink direction
- No half-duplex class support (only semi-duplex)
- No TA loop
- No power loop
- Multi-BTS support not tested