Learn Magma, A New Open Source Project Bringing High Speed Internet To Remote Areas

Linux Foundation Training & Certification and Magma Core Foundation are partnering to develop a free ten-week online training course to help technology strategists and decision makers in telecommunications companies; as well as rural ISP operators and system integrators learn the basics of Magma.

Magma is an open source project supporting a variety of radio technologies, including LTE, 5G and WiFi, which can help expand network access to remote, sparsely populated areas. Muralnet uses Magma to expand network access to Native American communities while Brisanet similarly deployed it in remote areas of Brazil.

With high-speed Internet access, which has a huge impact on the economic situation of the regions, Magma is planned to change the game around the world. It helps connect the world to a faster network by providing operators with an open, flexible and scalable mobile core network solution.

Its operational simplicity and lower cost structure also enable innovators to build fixed and mobile wireless networks they never imagined before.

With the adoption of Magma, which is still at a relatively early stage, telecommunications and networking professionals can learn more about this technology from enrollment in the free course.

Introduction to Magma: Cloud Native Wireless Networking is designed to give an idea of ​​Magma ‘s overall architecture and how it fits into the larger picture of cellular network architectures, especially 4G / LTE and 5G. Participants will learn:

  • to recognize and understand the basic functions of a mobile wireless network
  • understand the key uses and value proposition of Magma
  • the overall architecture of Magma at the functional block level
  • the functions performed by each of the main components of Magma (Access Gateway, Federation Gateway and Orchestrator).

The course will also provide resources to learn how to deploy Magma on standard hardware.

About the creators of the course

The course was developed by Bruce Davy and Larry Peterson. Davey is a computer scientist known for his contributions to networking who has played senior roles in VMware, software-defined network (SDN) Nicira, and Cisco. He has over 30 years of experience in the network industry.

Peterson is Professor of Computer Science Robert E. Kahn, an honorary professor at Princeton University from 2003-2009. His research focuses on the design, implementation and operation of distributed systems on the Internet, including the widely used PlanetLab and MeasurementLab platforms.