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LTE LabKit with the free Hosted Core service provides the full functionality of an LTE/IMS/GSM/GPRS network.

It is intended for mobile network operators laboratory use, IoT and M2M application development, mobile phone vendors, and researchers.

The LTE LabKit allows the easy and stable development of experiments and test procedures with the YateENB.

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The LTE LabKit is a small factor PC computer that has preinstalled the following software components:

YateENB (eNodeB)


YateLMI (Web management interface)
NEW - Explore LabKit's research capabilities with the following Application Notes
Wireshark LTE Analysis on GSM/LTE LabKits

Legba LTE/GSM LabKit easy configuration for IoT tests

Simulating a complex LTE Network with the GSM/LTE LabKit

Controlling the LabKit with Javascript
Wireshark monitoring traffic inside EnodeB ( S1AP, GTPu ) interfaces.

LTE enb (LTE EnodeB connected to a MME/MiniCore/HostedCore)
  LTE Release 12, FDD (Radio Interface)
  LTE Release 12, TDD

Capability to switch between working modes: GSM nipc, GSM roaming, GSM dataroam, LTE enb

Supports both IPv4 and IPv6 connection

NOTE: All the features from GSM LabKit also apply.

LTE specifications

Radio interface LTE Release 12 FDD, LTE Release 12 TDD
Available bandsfilters and antennas provided for bands 5 and 8 can operate any FDD band up to 3.8 GHz
Operating bandwidth1.4, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 MHz
MAC specs localized or distributed VRBs, proportional fairness scheduling
Maximum connected UEsno fixed limit
Antenna configuration1x1 (SISO)
Network interfaceIPv4; IPv6
Network protocols IP
Output power up to 70mW (18 dBm)

Communication protocols

GTP-Uor S1u interface
S1APSignalling for LTE enb mode
HTTP• JSON API server for configuration and subscriber management
• JSON API for monitoring and information retrieval
• JSON and REST API for sending SMS
OpenVPNSecurely connects LabKit to YateUCN/MiniCore/HostedCore through a direct connection
(if configured)
• SNMP v2 or v3 for information retrieval
• Traps sending for alarms
Telnet• Management CLI
• Optional SSL and password protection
Communication Interfaces
S1-MME Interface (S1AP, YateENB ↔ MME)

S1u (GTP, YateENB ↔ SGW and YateENB ↔ MME)

SIP, RTP (YateBTS ↔ VLR) (GSM only)

Gi (YateBTS in nipc mode) and SGi Interface (IP, connects to Public Data Network)
Hardware Interfaces
Dual Gigabyte ethernet

DVI and HDMI video*

USB for mouse and keyboard

12V Power supply, 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz (included)

*Due to radio interference, we strongly recommend to use DVI/HDMI connectors only for the initial setup
What you get:
1 LabKit (mini-ITX PC + bladeRF + software)

1 LabKit power adapter

2 antennas for 850/900/1800/1900 MHz operation

filters for LTE Band 5 (GSM 850) and LTE Band 8 (EGSM 900)

2 smartphones and chargers

use of the hosted YateUCN core network

10 SIMs configured for Hosted Core and NiPC

USB Wifi Adapter
Related resources
Hosted Core