Laboratory BTS+BSC with a NiPC mode


About LabKit
Network in a PC (NiPC)
Javascript NiPC

GSM LabKit is a Radio Access Network solution for GSM/GPRS networks advanced studying.

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

It uses commodity hardware (Intel processors) and software defined radio (Nuand BladeRF) to implement all the functions and protocols of BTS in software.

Supports connection to standard SS7 networks via HostedCore, MiniCore or YateUCN.



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


YateLMI (Web management interface)​



GSM NiPC (GSM Network in a PC)

GSM roaming (GSM BTS connected to YateUCN/HostedCore for voice/sms services)

Capability to switch between working modes: GSM NiPC, GSM roaming

GPRS with Local breakout (MS receive data services using their LabKit internet connection)

Wireshark monitoring traffic inside BTS and on ethernet interfaces.

Outbound connection through SIP/IAX in NiPC mode

Works both stand alone and with external components


GSM specifications

Radio interface : phase 2+ GSM/GPRS

Services support : GSM-FR speech, SMS

Operating bandwidth : GSM850/PGSM900/DCS1800/PCS1900

Call capacity : 7 concurrent full rate call

Service range : 30m

Power supply : 12V 5A DC

Output power : 6 dBm (4 mW)

Software : YateBTS public release

Network interface : Ethernet / IP

Management interfaces : Yate telnet console, SNMP (if configured)


Communication Interfaces

SIP connects to YateUCN / MiniCore


Communication protocols


SNMP (if configured)







Physical specs

23.5 cm depth / 24.5 cm width / 10.5 cm height

Weight: 2.5 kg

Hardware Interfaces

1 Dual Gigabyte ethernet

2 DVI and HDMI video*

3 USB for mouse and keyboard

4 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)

2 LabKit power adapter

3 Two antennas for 850/900/1800/1900 MHz operation

4 Two filters: one for use in the Americas (ITU Region 2) in red, and one for use in the rest of the world (ITU Regions 1 and 3) in black

5 Two smartphones and chargers

6 10 SIMs configured for Hosted Core and NiPC

7 USB Wifi Adapter


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