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Information and frequently asked questions about OBSAI.

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Background information

A key challenge facing cellular operators and other mobile telecommunications service providers in the near future will be the rising cost of the infrastructure needed to provide sufficient capacity for advanced mobile Internet services. Large numbers of base stations will need to be deployed, initially to provide coverage as next generation mobile technologies come on line, and then to increase the capacity to meet rising market demand.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Open Base Station Architecture Initiative was officially established in September 2002. It was set up to get base station companies to work together to define and agree upon open standards for base station internal architecture and key interfaces.