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MiniCore is a Software-defined compact core network for LTE/IMS and GSM/GPRS.

It is intended for MNOs and MVNOs laboratories to test new Core Network configurations or features before production usage.

Using commodity hardware it can implement in software all the functions and protocols for LTE/IMS and GSM/GPRS core network.

On the Radio interfaces, MiniCore can be used with our range of LTE and GSM RAN equipments (SatSite, LabKit) but is also compatible with any standard eNodeB.
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MiniCore datasheet
Online documentation

YateUCN

YateHSS/HLR

YateSTP

YateDRA

YateMMI

Components
The MiniCore is a small factor PC computer that has preinstalled the following software components:

YateUCN (MSC/VLR, GMSC, gsmSCF, MME/SGW/SGSN, PGW/GGSN, IMS CSCF)

YateHLR/HSS (AuC, HLR, HSS, Subscriber management)

YateSMSC (SMS store-and-forward, routing, home routed SMS)

YateSTP (routing of SS7 messages by Point Code or Global Title)

YateDRA (routing of Diameter messages by host, realm, application)

YateMMI (Web management interface)

On demand additional components can be installed on the same hardware.
Features
Setup/edit mobile network and component preferences via MMI management interface

Minimal monitoring of each network component, additional YateBTS monitoring possible

Wireshark capture of communication between components including decrypted IMS traffic

JSON API integration with any SIM management and CRM systems

JSON and REST API for sending SMS

Can use both SIGTRAN/SS7 and Diameter for signaling

Supports both IPv4 and IPv6

Works both stand alone and with external components
Comunication Protocols
Comunication Interfaces
MAP/SS7/SIGTRAN- M2PA or M3UA-ASP over SIGTRAN, SCTP (CRC32)
- ITU TCAP, ETSI MAP v3
- ITU or ANSI SCCP and SS7 MTP
- E.164, E.212 (ANSI), E.214 (ITU), TT or PC SCCP addressing
- Can connect to multiple STP/GW
- CAMEL phase 2
Diameter- 3GPP Applications S6a/S6d, Cx/Dx
- SCTP or TCP transport
- Can establish or listen for connections
- Can connect to multiple Routing Agents
HTTP- JSON API server for configuration and subscriber management
- JSON API for monitoring and information retrieval
- REST API client for visited network change notification
- JSON and REST API for sending SMS
SNMP- SNMP v2 or v3 for information retrieval
- Traps sending for alarms
Telnet- Management CLI for each component
- Optional SSL and password protection
Voice interconnect- SIP and RTP
- G711, GSM and AMR codecs
SIP- Supported standards (RFC3261)
- Registrar function
- B2BUA for calls
- RTP (RFC3550) with sideband DTMF (RFC2833)
- SMS and USSD over IP
SMPP- Standard version 3.3
- Supports bidirectional communication
RADIUS- Authorization of voice calls, data sessions and short messages
- Postpaid accounting for voice, data and SMS
- Prepaid support by re-authorization
- Support for 3GPP, Cisco VoIP VSA and Cisco ISG VSA dictionaries
SMS- Format: SMS PDU (MO and MT)
- MAP/SS7 transport (T-PDU format)
- SIP MESSAGE transport (SMS over IP, R-PDU format)
CDR- Flexible file format
- Automatic file rotation
- Optional file transfer: FTP, SFTP
- JSON HTTP push API
- RADIUS with 3GPP and Cisco dictionaries
Communication Interfaces- C Interface (MAP, HLR <-> GMSC)
- D Interface (MAP, HLR <-> VLR)
- E Interface (MAP, MSC <-> MSC)
- F Interface (MAP, MSC <-> EIR)
- J Interface (MAP, HSS <-> gsmSCF for USSD)
- Gr Interface (MAP, SGSN <-> HSS)
- Gc Interface (GTP or MAP, GGSN <-> HSS, optional)
- S6a/S6d (Diameter, MME/SGSN <-> HSS)
- S13 (Diameter, MME/SGSN -> EIR)
- SIP, RTP (YateBTS <-> VLR)
- S1 Interface (S1AP & GTP-U, YateENB <-> EPC)
- Gn/Gp Interface (GTPv1, SGSN and GGSN)
- S5/S8 Interface (GTPv2, SGW and PGW)
- Gi/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)
Related resources
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